Wednesday, 21 August 2013

UNESCO International Remembrance Day for the Slave Trade and its Abolition

Crosswhatfields writes:

"Friday 23 August, 11.30am – 4.30pm FREE at the National Maritime Museum 
The National Maritime Museum is hosting a day of remembrance on the anniversary of the first successful slave uprising in the western hemisphere (23 August 1791 in Haiti).  The day's events will explore the Museum’s collections relating to the trade of enslaved people, as well as focusing on the many local connections to be found in the Greenwich World Heritage Site. Actor and broadcaster Burt Caesar will act as Master of Ceremonies for the day, and will lead the closing ceremony, which will take place by the River Thames at the Water Gates at the Old Royal Naval College at 4.15pm. Participants are invited to scatter rose petals into the river as an act of silent commemoration...."

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