International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition: August 23
August 23rd is International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.
This day was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in commemoration of the beginning of the “Haitian Revolution” at Saint-Domingue (now Haiti) in August 22nd-23rd, 1791.
“Atlantic slave trade” was abolished in the wake of this revolution.
This trade had been conducted around the Atlantic Ocean in 15-19th centuries, in which African blacks are bought and sold as commodities.
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