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France's national day of the abolition of slavery: 'No reparation has been done'

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Since 2006, France has commemorated the national day of the abolition of slavery on May 10. France is the only country to have a national day dedicated to remembering the horrors of slavery and the first and only country to have declared slavery a crime against humanity. However, the way this history is taught in schools and addressed in public spaces suggests that it remains something of a taboo. Historian and political scientist Françoise Vergès joined us for Perspective to tell us more.

Added on the 10/05/2022 12:17:51 - Copyright : France 24 EN

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