Over a span of 500 years, more than 18 million people were forcefully removed from Africa under an economic system that provided free labor to the Americas and Europe. The United Nations General Assembly has resolved to erect a permanent memorial at UN headquarters in New York City to honor the victims of one of the greatest assaults on the integrity and dignity of human beings. The memorial will also educate people about racism and prejudice and the lingering consequences of slavery in our world today.  Honoring the victims of the largest forced migration in the history of the world, the monument will be completed in 2013. To learn more, go to   http://www.unslaverymemorial.org/     (English only)


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