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Schomburg's Exhibition Launches CARICOM / UN Initiative

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Newspaper Article
Publication Date:
Mar 15-Mar 21, 2007
New York, NY
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Blacks, Exhibitions, Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Culture, Abolition of slavery, Anniversaries
Commemorating the Bi-Centenary of the abolition of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, the exhibition called "Lest We Forget: The Triumph over Slavery" serves as a historic canvas portraying the horrific experience of the enslaved Africans during the 'triangular' slave trade between Europe, Africa and the U.S. during the 15th through 19th centuries. The exhibition, which opened to a packed room, included speeches by His Excellency Ambassador Philip Sealy, Permanent Representative of Trinidad & Tobago to the UN who serves as chair of the CARICOM Caucus; His Excellency, Ambassador Joe Robert Pemagbi, Permanent Representative of Sierra Leone to the UN, and chairman of the African Group of States; and Ambassador Nirupam Sen, Permanent Representative of India to the UN.