International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade is a United Nations international recognition assigned in 2007 to be set apart on 25 March every year.
It respects the lives of the individuals who died because of slavery or encountered the horrors of the transoceanic slave trade. It is additionally an event to raise awareness about the risks of racism and prejudice.
The day honors and recalls the individuals who endured and died as an outcome of the transoceanic slave trade, which has been classified as “the worst violation of human rights in history”, in which more than 400 years over 15 million men, women and kids were the victims.
International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade History
Around 17 million individuals were moved without wanting to from Africa to North, Central and South America during the 16th century and up until the 19th century. Millions more died while being shipped to the Americas. This mass deportation and coming about slavery are viewed as one of the most noticeably awful violations of human rights. A few specialists believe that its effects are still felt in Africa’s economies.
Slavery was formally abolished in the United States on February 1, 1865. In any case, racial segregation proceeded all through a large portion of the next century and racism stays a significant issue today. Consequently, the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade is an event to talk about the transoceanic slave trade’s causes, results, and exercises. It is trusted that this will raise awareness of the dangers of racism and prejudice.
On December 17, 2007, the United Nations General Assembly assigned March 25 as the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. It was first seen in 2008.
Different events are held on the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. These incorporate memorial services and vigils for the individuals who passed on in slavery, because of the slave trade, or from battling to the end of slavery. Also, African-American inspired music is performed and exhibitions of art and poetry inspired during the slave trade time are opened.
This day is likewise an event to teach the general population, particularly youngsters, about the impacts of racism, slavery and the transoceanic slave trade. Educational events are held in schools, universities, and colleges.