Wild Young Minds: Keti Koti: 150 years of freedom

Monday, July 1, 2013

Keti Koti: 150 years of freedom

Today, the 1st of July, it's exactly 150 years ago that slavery was abolished in Suriname. Suriname was a colony of the Netherlands until 1975 but the date that slavery was abolished was the 1st of July in 1863. 40.000 of slaves became free men and women. Today there were many activities in Amsterdam to celebrate this wonderful fact, like a free breakfast at Leidseplein and lots of concerts in Oosterpark.
'Keti Koti' means broken chains and thus also means freedom. Freedom for the forced, freedom for the slaves, freedom for Suriname. A great, great reason to celebrate this on a large scale!

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