200th Anniversary of the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade
On March 2, 1807, the U.S. Congress approved an act to abolish the importation of slaves effective January 1, 1808.
More history on the Transatlantic Slave Route can be found at the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s Slave Route Project site.
Amistad America – Atlantic Freedom Tour (replica of the historic schooner embarks on 14-month transatlantic voyage retracing the slave trade triangle with students as passengers and over a dozen international ports of call; electronic educational tools will link the ship back to schools and museums)
Lest We Forget: the Triumph Over Slavery (touring exhibit developed by Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library in conjunction with UNESCO)
U.S. National Archives and Records (An up-coming exhibit of documents relating to the abolition of the Slave Trade)
Wilberforce Central (A private, non-profit alliance related to major events, including a major motion picture Amazing Grace, the television documentary The Better Hour, concerts, a Wilberforce Global Forum, conferences and prizes)
The U.S. and the U.K delegations to UNESCO co-hosted the French Premiere of "Amazing Grace" at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on February 6, 2008.
The Global Slavery Remembrance Day organization seeks to bring awareness to August 23, the UNESCO declared “International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.” The organization’s mission is to assist UNESCO with their goals of bringing worldwide recognition of the Slave Trade and its Abolition by providing a platform for its member states to record activities involving their entire nation worldwide and to physically display their support for the movement. Their global campaign seeks to set an official world record for the largest number of people ever to stand up for the awareness of this issue.
Organizations Related to Abolishing Modern Forms of Slave Trade
Please feel free to contact our office if you would like to list your confirmed event that specifically relates to the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade route.