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International Day of Remembrance of the Victims
of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
25 March

2014 Exhibit

Victory Over Slavery: Haiti and beyond is on display at United Nations Headquarters in New York until September 2014.

With an overview of the Transatlantic Slave Trade as a backdrop, the exhibit focuses on the slaves’ struggle for independence in Haiti. Their courage and sacrifice led not only to Haiti's independence, but also to the establishment of the first nation founded as a result of the uprising of enslaved men and women, in 1804. 

The exhibition also showcases the design of the Permanent Memorial to Honour the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, which will be erected on United Nations ground in New York early 2015. It will stand as a constant reminder of the courage of slaves, abolitionists and unsung heroes who helped to end slavery.

Victory over Slavery

The exhibit is presented by the United Nations Remembrance Programme on the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade (Outreach Division, Department of Public Information) in partnership with the Nantes Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery in France, and architect Rodney Leon, the designer of the Permanent Memorial to Honour the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

It will remain on display at the United Nations Visitor Centre in New York until 14 September 2014. UN guided tour tickets are necessary for entry during the week. Free walk-in during week-ends.

For more information visit: UN Exhibits

 

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