1863 Slavery abolished in Suriname and Dutch Antilles

On July 1, 1863, the Netherlands abolished slavery in Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles. In the Netherlands, the impression is often that slavery is an American and British concept, a period when both nations traded in, and transported shiploads of people from Africa to the American continent.

The fact of the matter is that the Netherlands also has several centuries of slavery history which Dutch teachers are often scared of teaching their students, white Dutch folks are very uncomfortable to talk about, and the chapter in history is almost completely ignored to date by the Dutch government.

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