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

Saturday 25 March 2017 12:00am - 11:59pm

For over 400 years, more than 15 million men, women and children were the victims of the tragic transatlantic slave trade, one of the darkest chapters in human history.

Every year on 25 March, the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade offers the opportunity to honour and remember those who suffered and died at the hands of the brutal slavery system.

The International Day also aims at raising awareness about the dangers of racism and prejudice today.

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