‘A Journey That We Have To Join Together’: 2 Dutch Women Confront Slavery’s Legacy


Peggy Bouva was at home in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam a couple of years ago when she got a call that fascinated her.
The woman on the phone, Maartje Duin, calling from Amsterdam, said she wanted to talk about slavery.
Duin told Bouva that she had done some research into her own family history and found their families shared a connection:
One of Duin’s ancestors had co-owned a plantation in South America where Bouva’s ancestors had been enslaved.