“In uncertain and divisive times, the legacies of transatlantic slavery – intolerance, racism, discrimination and hate crime – thrive. It has never been more important to support and get involved in Slavery Remembrance Day”.
Dr Richard Benjamin, Head of the International Slavery Museum
The 20th Slavery Remembrance Day commemorations acknowledge a major period of trauma and injustice in world history, which is too often forgotten.
The annual Slavery Remembrance Day is held on 23 August. On this day in 1791 an uprising of enslaved Africans on the island of Saint Domingue (modern Haiti) began. It was a crucial event in the fight to end the European transatlantic slave trade. The date has been designated by UNESCO as Slavery Remembrance Day, a reminder that enslaved Africans were the main agents of their own liberation.
Liverpool’s International Slavery Museum will mark the day with a walk of remembrance, beginning in the city centre at 11am. For further information Click HereBack to calendar