Portugal’s role in African slave trade

I came across an article about plans in Lisbon to build a memorial to the Africans who were brought to America aboard Portuguese ships. The plans have provoked some controversy as Portugal attempts to deal with its role in the Atlantic slave trade.  The issue of responsibility for slavery and other injustices of the pasts are not unique to Portugal.  If you are interested, in the history of the African slave trade or the issue of historical memory here is a link to the article.



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