The fact that people were treated as property is nothing to celebrate. But we can celebrate that there were brave people who stood up to those injustices and worked towards making things right.
Unfortunately, there is still today a market for humans. It’s inhuman, it’s indiscriminate, and it’s illegal. We still need brave people to stand up for what is right.
- August 23: The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition (tvaraj.com)
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- On International Day, UNESCO urges greater efforts to raise awareness about history of slave trade (yubanet.com)
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- International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition – The slave trade was the biggest deportation in history. From the 16th through the 19th century, it wrenched millions of people from their homes, including an estimated 17 million (globalalliance2018.wordpress.com)
- 23 August: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and of its Abolition (unescoclubnigeria.wordpress.com)