We are going to share today is what national day? The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is celebrated on August 23 each year. It was in the night of 22 to 23 August 1791 that began in Santo Domingo (today Haiti and the Dominican Republic) the insurgency that was to play a determining role in the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade.
International Day of Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition August 23
The slave route
The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition aims to place the tragedy of the slave trade in the memory of all peoples. In accordance with the objectives of the intercultural project “The Slave Route”, it must offer the opportunity for a common reflection on the historical causes, the modalities and the consequences of this tragedy, as well as an analysis of the interactions that it has generated between Africa, Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean.
The Director-General of UNESCO invites the Ministers of Culture of all Member States to organize actions involving all the populations of their countries, and in particular young people, educators, artists and intellectuals.