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The UNESCO Slave Route Project

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UNESCO Slave Route Site of Remembrance

The UNESCO Slave Route Project has granted permission for 42 Middle Passage arrival locations in the United States to use its Site of Memory logo, noting the "deep significance" of protecting and promoting this history.

It has been 400 years since the arrival of captured Africans to Jamestown, VA. As a UNESCO Slave Route Site of Remembrance, Historic Sotterley honors those who perished and survived the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Our remembrance ceremony was held on August 23, 2019. Thank you to all who joined us for the UNESCO International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.