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The 20th anniversary of International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

Slave trade of people of African descent still is a reality under different forms today.  On August 20th, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, the United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organization (UNESCO) invited everyone to remember the unfortunate history we share and join hands to mobilize and oppose all forms of slavery. More specifically the UNESCO called on the global community to reflect on the legacy of slavery and be aware of racial prejudice which people of African descent continue to be victim of.  Along the same line, on February 15, 2018, Congressman Hank Johnson held a briefing on Capitol Hill on a resolution he introduced (H. Res 713) seeking a congressional recognition of an “International Decade for People of African Descent.” According to Doudou Diene, slavery “is the gravest crime of humanity because of its scope and the length of time it was conducted over. We cannot understand today’s world without going back to this massive fact which structured it.”