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Winning design announced for the Permanent Memorial in Honour of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Judges, Rodney Leon and the "Ark of Return," the winning design for the Permanent Memorial in Honour of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Photo: UN/DPI

The Ark of Return, the winning design of an international competition for the Permanent Memorial in Honour of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade was unveiled by the Secretary-General at…

27 Sep 2013 / Listen /

The new Memorial will be a permanent voice to those who had no say in their destinies: Dr. John Ashe

General Assembly President, Dr. John Ashe of Antigua and Barbuda

"We are gathered here today to collectively remember that the tragic era of the transatlantic slave trade marked a…

27 Sep 2013 / Listen /

Victims of slavery remembered through music

Marcus Miller (top left), Benyoro (top right), Somi (bottom left), David Hinds from Steel Pulse (bottom right)

Jazz, rock and roll, hip-hop and reggae reverberated at the General Assembly Hall on the 22 March to observe…

10 Apr 2013 /

“Freedom means the ability to manifest all of whom you are at any given moment” says Somi

Somi performing at International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade Concert - UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

  “I love to celebrate freedom in whatever context”, says Somi, an American singer/songwriter of Rwandan and Ugandan descent.…

28 Mar 2013 /
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