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UNITED NATIONS

March 25, 2023

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The Secretary-General's Message on the

International Day of Remembrance

for the

Victims of Slavery & the

Transatlantic Slave Trade

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2023 Theme: “Fighting slavery’s legacy of racism through transformative education” 

Today, we pay tribute to the victims of the transatlantic slave trade.

 

The evil enterprise of enslavement lasted for over 400 years.

 

Millions of African children, women, and men were trafficked across the Atlantic, ripped from their families and homelands – their communities torn apart, their bodies commodified, their humanity denied.

 

The history of slavery is a history of suffering and barbarity that shows humanity at its worst.

 

But it is also a history of awe-inspiring courage that shows human beings at their best – starting with enslaved people who rose up against impossible odds and extending to the abolitionists who spoke out against this atrocious crime.

 

And yet, the legacy of the transatlantic slave trade haunts us to this day.

 

We can draw a straight line from the centuries of colonial exploitation to the social and economic inequalities of today.

 

And we can recognize the racist tropes popularized to rationalize the inhumanity of the slave trade in the white supremacist hate that is resurgent today.

 

It is incumbent on us all to fight slavery’s legacy of racism.

 

The most powerful weapon in our arsenal is education – the theme of this year’s commemoration.

 

By teaching the history of slavery, we help to guard against humanity’s most vicious impulses.

 

By studying the assumptions and beliefs that allowed the practice to flourish for centuries, we unmask the racism of our own time.

 

And by honouring the victims of slavery, we restore some measure of dignity to those who were so mercilessly stripped of it.

 

Today and every day, let us stand united against racism and together build a world in which everyone, everywhere can live lives of liberty, dignity, and human rights.

 

António Guterres

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UNDERSTANDING THE

"LAWLESS PERPETRATORS"

WHICH COMMITTED THE

HORRIFIC CRIME OF

 S  L  A  V  E  R  Y  ! 

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HISTORIC QUESTION?

Did "Humanity" commit

acts of "Slavery?"

NO!

The "perpetrators of Slavery" had

set their sight on the capture,

deportment and brutal

enslavement of

"innocent Human beings"

as early as the year 1619

 " . . . when the privateer The White Lion brought 20 enslaved Africans ashore in the British

colony of JamestownVirginia. The crew

had seized the Africans from the

Portuguese slave ship Sao Jao Bautista. . ."

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CRITICAL REMINDER:

If  "Human Beings of Humanity"

"DID NOT"

 

commit heinous acts of

"institutionalized"

SLAVERY, then . . .

WHO DID?!

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"Human Beings of Humanity"

[of every color, culture, shape and size]

have long-time been the

victims of the full spectrum

of mankind's heinous,

horrific

"Crimes Against Humanity!"

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 S  L  A  V  E  R  Y  : 

Always ILLEGAL!

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 "

BY

" 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

"JUSTICE ITSELF!"

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ENSLAVED:

The Lost History of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

From March through August 2021, the Outreach Programme, together with the International Decade for People of African Descent, and with the support of Fremantle/ and Associated Producers Ltd./Cornelia Street Productions,

hosts screenings and discussions of the six-part series Enslaved:

The Lost History of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

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Text Courtesy, United Nations - Photo Credit Fremantel

Never should any part of the 

Transatlantic Slave Trade

be lost, forgotten or

omitted from History!

Learn more on the following web pages:

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Neither should any part of . . .

SLAVERY IN AMERICA

be lost, forgotten or omitted from History concerning . . .

THE WORLD'S GREATEST 

FREE NATION! 

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Many Thanks to The Washington Post for having compiled

the first database of slaveholding members of Congress

by examining thousands of pages of census

records and historical documents.

Did you know that . . .

"More than 1,800 congressmen once
enslaved Black people.  This is who they were, and how they shaped the nation."

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SLAVERY IN AMERICA

While the American Revolutionary War for

"independence" forged ahead with its 

future first President &

Founding Father, 

George Washington at the helm,

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the shameful stain of

slavery in America continued with

 "institutionalized brutalities"

for many years to come.

THE CHARLESTON SLAVE MARKET 

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The "horrific human sufferings of Slaves" were the "building blocks" of all who 

flourished and prospered from the Transatlantic Slave trade.

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From the "southern slave markets" in

Charleston, SC to northern States, e.g. Bergen County, New Jersey -

"Slavery" was the way of life

for Slave owners and a

Nation proclaiming 

"freedom to the whole world."

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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

 

 “SLAVERY,”

 

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.

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L  E  A  R  N   M  O  R  E

Educational Database:

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:

 

http://www.cambridge.org/us/features/0521629101/default.htm

EPACHA Foundation Extends

UNITED NATIONS

for allowing use of images, visuals and

print presented herein.

Sincere Thanks to

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If you’ve missed the work of EPACHA in its Phase I duration, please be encouraged to click on the below web links.

Sincerest Thanks are Extended to http://archive.org/web/ for having made possible an archived viewing of

 

EPACHA Foundation’s entire volume of its Phase I web pages:

https://web.archive.org/web/20180321225044/http://www.epacha.org/Pages/Home_Page_BkUp3.aspx

Complete List of EPACHA - Phase I web pages:

https://web.archive.org/web/20180321224129/http://www.epacha.org/Pages/Site_Map_List_of_EPACHAs_Web_Pages.aspx

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