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Tue, 08.23.1791

International Day of “Remembrance of the Slave Trade”

On this date, the world recognizes International Day for the Remembrance and Abolition of the Slave Trade.

International Day is celebrated on August 23 annually.

The nights of August 22 and 23, 1791, in Santo Domingo (today Haiti and the Dominican Republic) saw the beginning of an uprising that would play an essential role in the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade.

Reference:
The Black Book
By Middleton Harris with assistance from:
Morris Levitt, Roger Furman and Ernest Smith
Copyright 1974, Random House, New York
ISBN 0-394-48388-X

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