Commemoration of the abolition of slavery

photo Otto Snoek

On Wednesday 30 June, Mayor Aboutaleb will speak during the commemoration of the abolition of slavery. It is now 158 years ago that the Netherlands abolished slavery. On July 1, 1863, they were enslaved and declared free in the then colonies of Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles. Today, more than 80.000 descendants live in Rotterdam. It Slavery monument was designed by artist Alex da Silva (Luanda, Angola, 1974 – Cape Verde, 2019). The meeting will start at 18.45:20.00 PM and will last until approximately XNUMX:XNUMX PM. It Slavery monument is located near STC (Shipping and Transport College) on the Lloydkwartier.

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