Introduction – International Day for Remembrance of Slave Trade and its abolition is observed on August 23 every year to memorize millions of people who were the victims of the trans-Atlantic slave trade is one of the terrifying events in history of humanity. This day is observed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). On this day, UNESCO aims to raise awareness about the history of the slave trade, thus common people recognize the influence of slavery on the modern world.
History – The UNESCO announced that International Day for Remembrance of Slave Trade and its abolition is celebrated on August 23 annually due to Santo Domingo viewed the beginning of the uprising and plays an important role in the abolition of the trans-Atlantic slave trade on the night of August 22-23 in the year 1791. Firstly, this day is celebrated in several countries particularly in Haiti on August 23, 1998, and Goree Island in Senegal on August 23, 1999.
Significance – The main purpose of this day is to honor and remember the victims of the slave trade and the systematic racism they endured. This day provides an opportunity for collective consideration of the historical causes with consequences and methods of the tragedy. On this day, several cultural events and debates are organized.