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"Memory of Slavery” exhibited at UNESCO's Slave Route Project in Paris. (file)
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INTERVIEW: ‘Break the bonds of shame’ about slavery – UN rights experts

31 August marks the International Day for People of African Descent, on which the UN calls for the elimination of all forms of discrimination against persons who fit this description. Ahead of the Day, UN News spoke to Dominique Day, and Verene Shepherd, two experts on the subject, who want to raise awareness about the links between the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the global economy.

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PODCAST: Acknowledging the ‘moral wound’ of slavery

On this week’s Lid Is On, Conor Lennon speaks to two experts on racism against people of African Descent, on the insidious nature of everyday racism, the importance of reparations, and why an acceptance that the wealth of developed countries is built on the back of oppressed, Black people, is liberating for people of all races.