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

Slavery Exhibit

Women and Slavery: Telling Their Stories Exhibit

An exhibition to mark the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade opened in the United Nations Visitors’ Lobby in New York on Thursday, 12 March at 6 p.m. and remain on display until 9 April.

The exhibition features the stories of enslaved women who endured the harsh conditions of forced labour and sexual exploitation, yet found the courage to fight for freedom.  These women also succeeded in transmitting their African culture and heritage to their descendants, despite the many abuses that they had to bear. In addition, it shines a light on free women who fought for abolition of the slavery system.

This exhibition is produced by the Remember Slavery Programme in partnership with the Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery in Nantes, France, which published an extensive account of women and slavery in its exhibition Dix Femmes Puissantes.

Resources

Statements delivered on the occasion of the opening of the exhibit on 12 March 2015

Photos from the exhibit

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