Posted: Thursday, August 1, 2019. 9:58 am CST.
By BBN Staff: On August 1, 1834, slavery was abolished in Belize and in the Caribbean.
As a result of this, each year August 1st is celebrated as Emancipation Day.
Today in commemoration of this day the UBAD Educational Foundation (UEF) had a symbolic boat launch on the seafront near the Marine Parade Boulevard.
This boat launch is in remembrance of the Trans Atlantic slave trade.
Goods were transported from Europe to Africa in exchange for slaves. Those slaves were then shipped to the Americas and Caribbean to work in plantation fields.
In addition to the boat launch, the UEF is also hosting a conference tonight with Jamaican poet and social commentator, Mutabaruka.
That event takes place at 7:00 p.m. tonight at the Gateway Youth Center.
Аdvеrtіѕе wіth thе most visited news site in Веlіzе ~ Wе оffеr fullу сuѕtоmіzаblе аnd flехіblе dіgіtаl mаrkеtіng расkаgеѕ. Yоur соntеnt іѕ dеlіvеrеd іnѕtаntlу tо thоuѕаndѕ оf uѕеrѕ іn Веlіzе аnd аbrоаd! Соntасt uѕ аt [email protected] оr саll uѕ аt 501-601-0315.
© 2019, BreakingBelizeNews.com. This article is the copyrighted property of Breaking Belize News. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.