Feira de Santana, Bahia, receives UN exhibition on slave trade


Mulher escravizada algemada, Antilhas, Centro Schomburg. Imagem: reprodução

Brasilia, 21 June 2016 - The exhibition "Forever Free - Livres para sempre", about the history of the slave trade in the world, was opened on 15 June, in Feira de Santana (BA), third destination of the exhibition in Brazil, which has already been seen in Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi.

As a joint initiative of the Central Unica das Favelas Bahia (CUFA-BA) and the United Nations Information Centre in Brazil (UNIC Rio), and part of a series of activities of the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024), the exposition - with free admission - will be open until the end of July 2016, at the University Centre for Culture and Art (CUCA) of State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS). The site is open from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm.


Local da exposição, com entrada livre. Foto: UNIC Rio/Gustavo Barreto

The opening was attended by several authorities, including Municipal Secretaries of Culture and Education, the dean of UEFS, representatives from black movements and entities of the legal field, the president of Association of Afros and Afoxés Blocks, the President the City Council of Feira de Santana, state legislators and the communications adviser of UNIC Rio, among others.

The exhibition, consisting of panels that portray - and explain - the history of the transatlantic slave trade, was created by the United Nations to remember the 400 years in which more than 15 million people were victims of one of the most nefarious chapters of human history that should not be forgotten.


Centro Universitário de Cultura e Arte (CUCA), da Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana (UEFS). Foto: UNIC Rio/Gustavo Barreto


Exhibition "Forever Free - Livres para sempre" 
University Centre for Culture and Art (CUCA) 
State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS) 
Address: Rua Conselheiro Franco, 66 
Centro - Feira de Santana (BA)

Opening hours:  9am - 12pm |  2pm - 5pm.

Until the end of July 2016



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