UN Unveils Permanent Memorial to Victims of Transatlantic Slave Trade

On March 25, United Nations officials unveiled a memorial commemorating the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, who is a trained physician and anthropologist, made remarks about the unveiling: “I hope descendants of the Transatlantic Slave Trade will feel empowered as they remember those who overcame this brutal system and passed their rich cultural heritage from Africa onto their children.”