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Thursday, February 05, 2004

Just when I was feeling like complete amnesia set in regarding slavery,
the UN opens Slavery Remembrance Year. The short article is longer
than the paragraph they squeezed in for high school history.

"By institutionalising memory, resisting the onset of oblivion, recalling the memory of a tragedy that for long years remained hidden or unrecognised, and by assigning it its proper place in the human conscience, we respond to our duty to remember," he said in a message for the year.

full article:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3385601.stm
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