Saturday, May 21, 2011

On May 21

On this day in ...
... 1851 (160 years ago today), slavery was abolished in Colombia (flag at left). This landmark is commemorated each year as el Día de la Afrocolombianidad, or Afro-Colombian Day. As IntLawGrrls' guest/alumna Gay McDougall last year posted, Colombians of African descent continue to combat the reality that
'the legacy of slavery endures and is manifested in communities that are socially and economically marginalized, facing racist attitudes and structural discrimination.'

(Prior May 21 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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