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

Today is the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The 2019 theme is “Remember Slavery: The Power of the Arts for Justice”

Since the time of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, the arts have been used to confront slavery, empower enslaved communities and honour those who made freedom possible. They have also been vital tools in commemorating past struggles, highlighting ongoing injustices and celebrating the achievements of people of African descent. The 2019 theme therefore draws attention to the many examples of artistic expression – including memorials, music, dance and architecture – that have helped us to remember the history and consequences of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

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Art we love:

Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, “De las dos aguas (Between Two Waters, 2007)”

 

Renée Stout, “House of Ghede” [Detail] (2013)
Kenyatta C. Hinkle, Tituba Becomes the Night [Detail], 2014
Jeannette Ehlers, Whip It Good, New Orleans, 2018