Slavery museum (France)

In May 2016, President Francois Hollande announced the formation of a foundation to erect a national slavery and Atlantic slave trade memorial and museum ("un musée de l'esclavage"[1]) in Paris, France. Identifying the memorial and museum's purpose, Hollande said, “I wish to give to France an institution it still lacks, a foundation for the memory of the slave trade, slavery and its abolition”.[2]

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  1. ^ "François Hollande souhaite ouvrir un musée de l'esclavage avant 2017". Le Figaro. AFP. May 10, 2016. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  2. ^ McAuley, James (May 28, 2016). "France confronts slavery, a demon of its past". Washington Post. Retrieved May 30, 2016.

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