Celebrating emancipation – 25 March

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The bondage of slavery

25 March is observed as the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

The transatlantic slave trade lasted four centuries. Approximately 15-20 million African people were exiled from their homes, stripped of their rights and even their identities shipped across a vast ocean and sold for profit in the largest forced migration the world has ever known.

This day of remembrance gives us a chance to commemorate, honour and celebrate the victims, the heroes, resisters and survivors for their brave and determined struggle.

Beng Poblete-Enriquez reports.

Duration: 2’47″

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