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Emancipation Day 2019

Date:                     Thursday, August 01, 2019
Venue:                   venue to be announced
Address:                 Ghana
Website:                 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emancipation_Day

As part as the Year of Return 2019

Emancipation Day
is observed in many former European colonies and areas of the United States on various dates to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people of African descent.

It is also observed in other areas in regard to the abolition of serfdom or other forms of involontary servitude.

Emancipation Day is an annual event in Ghana, the Black Star of Africa and the gateway to the Homeland of people of African descent in the Diaspora.

Emancipation was originally celebrated in the Caribbean to commemorate the final abolition of Chatel Slavery in the British colonies on 1st August 1834. Ghana became the first African nation to join in the celebration in 1998 to re-affirm its status as the Gateway to the African Homeland of Diasporans.

Ghana’s claim to the position of gateway to the Homeland is well grounded in the fact that it was a major exit point for slaves on the West Coast in the period that the infamous trade took place.

Currently, about 40 Forts, Castle and lodges used for the Slave trade are in existent in the country, with 3 of them; St. George’s Castle and St. Jago fort, both at Elmina, and Cape Coast Castle, designated by UNESCO as World Heritage sites.

Ghana was the first African country to celebrate Emancipation Day, beginning in 1998.

This year, 2019, is the 181st anniversary of full legal emancipation in the British Empire.
This year will also mark 400 years of the abolition of Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in the history of the black man.

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