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#ARTICLE: 'Haiti was the first nation to permanently ban slavery: Why this matters now’

Haitians bold act to end slavery & colonialism reverberated globally, forcing the UK & France, both slaveholders, to face the contradictions of their “enlightenment”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/07/12/haiti-was-first-nation-permanently-ban-slavery/

‘Neither the French nor the British were the first to abolish slavery. Haiti [was] the first nation to permanently ban slavery and the slave trade from the first day of its existence’: @JuliaGaffield on the historical importance of the Haitian Revolution: https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/07/12/haiti-was-first-nation-permanently-ban-slavery/

Neither the French nor the British were the first to abolish slavery. That honor instead goes to Haiti...forcing slaveholding nations like Britain and France to come face to face with the contradictions of their own “enlightenment.” @JuliaGaffield https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/07/12/haiti-was-first-nation-permanently-ban-slavery/

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