International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
23 August 2021
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of August, repeating indefinitely
23 August every year: A day of remembrance for those who suffered as slaves.
The night of 22 to 23 August 1791, in Santo Domingo (today’s Haiti and Dominican Republic) saw the beginning of the uprising that would play a crucial role in the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade. Find out more on the UNESCO website
If you would like some ideas to help your school mark the International Day of Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition have a read through our article about the Transatlantic Slave Trade. To find relevant teaching resources on the Global Dimension, browse through the ones listed under the topic of Slavery.
The following case study may also inspire you:
» Exploring slavery through Art and History at Key Stage 3
This National Geographic blog also has links to lots of useful resources and connects the day to recent events in Charlottesville, USA and the debate in the USA over Confederate statues.