March 25, 2021
The Secretary-General's Message on the
International Day of Remembrance
Victims of Slavery & the
Transatlantic Slave Trade
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Video Courtesy, United Nations
2021 Theme: “Ending Slavery’s Legacy of
Racism: A Global Imperative for Justice”
"Today, we honour the memory of the millions of people of African descent who suffered under the brutal system of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade.
This trade created and sustained a global system of exploitation that existed for more than 400 years, devastating families, communities and economies.
We remember with humility the resilience of those who endured the atrocities committed by slave traders and owners, condoned by slavery’s beneficiaries.
We acknowledge the immense contributions that enslaved men, women and children made to the culture, knowledge and economies of the countries to which they were transported.
And we honour the memory of the victims of the transatlantic slave trade by educating about its history and acknowledging its impact on our world today.
The transatlantic slave trade ended more than two centuries ago, but the ideas of white supremacy that underpinned it remain alive.
We must end the legacy of this racist lie. We must work together to address the pernicious and persistent consequences of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade.
We will do this by renewing our determination to tackle racism, injustice and inequality and by building inclusive communities and economies.
On this day, let us renew our commitment to a world where all can live in peace with dignity and opportunity."
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S L A V E R Y :
Always a heinous CRIME!
P E T E R .
H U M A N I T Y
" B R U T A L I Z E D "
" S L A V E R Y ! "
Courtesy, Louie Psihoyos/Corbis – http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2007/mar/15/race.past
Did you know that Slavery in the
United States existed long before
its founding in 1776?!
The Transatlantic Slave Trade "Brutalized and Victimized Humanity"
in a manner which was wholly illegal and inconceivably brutal!
Recent attempts to reclassify the crimes committed during
the Transatlantic Slave Trade - that is, attempts to disassociate
"Slavery" from the purpose of the Transatlantic Trade
is not only foolish in thought, it is an outright
insult to "HISTORY" itself and the
recorded numbers of "VICTIMS,"
[including generational descendants]
who were oppressed and subjected to the
intentionally prolonged, lawless cruelties and
aftermath of "institutionalized SLAVERY!"
As the world anticipates an exciting and prosperous future,
having already crossed the threshhold of the 21st Century,
and new Millennium, there is yet a tremendous
amount of unfinished business!
All that has been gained and prospered from the
Transatlantic Slave Trade has yet satistified the desired
fulfillment of "JUSTICE!" And as the world is now witnessing
around the globe, "CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY"
never goes unnoticed or unpunished, albeit hundreds of
years go by wherein the poorest and most vulnerable
and helpless of humanity remain
grossly violated and neglected.
As a matter of fact,
SLAVERY YET EXIST IN THE WORLD TODAY:
21st CENTURY " S L A V E R Y ! "
The world is progressing further into the future. And
stark realities lie ahead! No longer can the crimes
of the past be swept under the rug of
progress and forgetfulness!
The misconception that "progress equals forgetfulness"
is ludicrous: without a doubt this kind of short-term
memory loss has been the rule to follow when it comes
to the fulfilment of "JUSTICE concerning SLAVERY."
In reality, "JUSTICE" has yet to be satisfied for the whole
gamut of historic wrongs never made right. Only obvious
results that actually show evidence of "JUSTICE" at
work with tangible results made manifest in our
every-day physical world can truly satisfy the
thirst of "JUSTICE" concerning the range of
horrendous crimes committed during -
and as a result of - the infamous
"Transatlantic Slave Trade"
which lasted for several hundred years!
Slavery is a cruel and dehumanizing act of criminality.
As the dawning of the 21st Century brought forth a new light
that illuminates the pathway into the future, so has the
world as a whole awoken to the realization that
"SLAVERY" is a heinous crime:
A crime which must yet be
completely eradicated in every
place on a global scale with clearly
viable results that respect the "Human Rights" of
"ALL" yet enslaved while satisfying the demands of
- EPACHA Foundation -
R E M E M B E R :
S L A V E R Y
i s a h e i n o u s
“Crime Against Humanity!”
THE WORLD MUST NEVER FORGET
THE VICTIMS OF THE
“TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE.”
And if any Nation, governing or organized
entity attempt to trivialize, set aside
and not recall the full spectrum
of the heinous horrors of
HISTORY itself shall bring forth
every evidence of facts: undeniable, lawless
inflictions committed against persons of
humanity. Thus, generations to come shall
forever be reminded of the cruelties and
brutalities of enslavement at the hands
of inhumane, tyrannical rulers which
“ i n s t i t u t i o n a l i z e d ”
the lawlessness of slavery
which yet occurs today
throughout diverse places
around the world – even in the
21st Century and new Millennium.
Above Text, EPACHA Foundation
L E A R N M O R E
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
A Database on CD-ROM documents the forced
migration of an estimated 12 million
Africans from 1519 - 1867.
The CD-ROM database is a file of 27,233 Trans-Atlantic slaving
voyages which sailed from Africa to the Americas.
For more information on Cambridge's powerful research tool visit:
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