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Breaking the Silence: The Transatlantic Slave Trade Education Project

Published date 2016-08-23
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The Transatlantic Slave Trade Education Project (also known as the TST) is an integral part of the UNESCO Slave Route Project. It is conducted through UNESCO’s Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) and involves just over 100 schools in three continents: Africa, Europe and the Americas/Caribbean.

Under the title of "Breaking the Silence" an opportunity has been given to young people to study the events and developments of their common past, regardless of their backgrounds and present-day living conditions.

During the triangular slave trading between Europe, Africa, the Americas and the Caribbean,millions of Africans were captured, forced aboard European ships and transported in appalling conditions to the Americas and the islands of the Caribbean where the
atrocities continued.