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Harriet Beecher Stowe's (1811-1896) best-selling anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), made her the most famous American woman of the 19th century and galvanized the abolition movement before the Civil War.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

International Day for the Remembrance of the Salve Trade and its Abolition

August 23rd marks the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition honoring the Haitian uprising that began on that day in 1791. The uprising marked the beginning of the Haitian Revolution which lasted until 1804.

The Haitian Revolution (1791-1804) 

 The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition commemorates rebellions, uprisings, and resistance to slavery around the world.

What do you know about the slave trade and its abolition? Why is it important to have a day of remembrance for the slave trade and abolition? 

1 comment:

House maven said...

Just a historical tidbit. Jefferson raised money for the slavers that fled Haiti at the time of the revolt. He urged other to have sympathy for them.

The question is why did the Democrats ever, ever have a diner honoring his name.