Wednesday, May 20, 2009

158 Years of Freedom -- Día de la Afrocolombianidad

One hundred and fifty-eight years ago, on May 21, 1851, a law was passed by the Colombian government that would change Colombia forever. The law, #725, recognized Colombia as a pluralist and multicultural society. The Law itself recognized that Afrocolombianos had the right and necessity of "regaining their historic memories (their roots)" and abolished slavery.

Tomorrow, celebrations are planned throughout Colombia in recognition of this historic and important day in the lives of Afrocolombians.


If you are the lucky parents of Afrocolombian children, why not do something special to celebrate with the other millions of Afrocolombians.


Here are some resources:
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