International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

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2021 Date25 March 2021
2022 Date25 March 2022
International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade History

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade honors the memory of all slaves that suffered or died due to slavery. Slavery occurred for over 400 years and over 15 million human beings were victims of the slave trade. In 2015, a memorial entitled The Ark of Return, erected is a memorial to all victims of slavery at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade was established in 2007 by the UN. It is observed annually on March 25th.

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International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade Facts

  • The theme for International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade in 2021 is Ending Slavery’s Legacy of Racism: A Global Imperative for Justice.

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade - References and Related Sites

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