Why Criminalizing Slavery in Senegal Matters

Senegal is the only African country that has a law criminalizing the Atlantic slave trade and the enslavement of African people. The law passed by the Senegalese Senate on 27 April 2010 not only recognizes slavery as a crime, but it also requires that the history of slavery be taught in schools.Coumba Toure and Mohammed Lamin Saidykhan from the Senegal-based Africans Rising for Justice, Peace, and Dignity explain why this 'legacy of memories' history is important.


Gorée Island in Sénégal - A Memorial to the Atlantic Slave Trade

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