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International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition and the Anniversary of the uprising in Santo Domingo

Today is the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition and the Anniversary of the uprising in Santo Domingo.

The date 23 August marks the anniversary of the 1791 insurrection of enslaved men and women in the western part of the island of Santo Domingo, which, on proclaiming its independence reverted to its original Amerindian name: Haiti. The uprising conveyed a universal demand for freedom that transcends all limits of time and space. It speaks to humanity as a whole, without distinction of origin or religion, and continues to resonate now with undiminished force.

By means of the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, UNESCO aims to recall the crucial importance of the transmission of history in order to shed light on the fight against all forms of oppression and racism today.

Date:
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Time:
All Day Event

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