Wednesday, February 07, 2007

African Passages

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has just developed a new "interactive educational resource about the legacy of the trans-Atlantic slave trade." African Passages provides links to images of the route from Africa to present day. There are also maps and documents from the time periods, as well as links to teaching activities.

For more on the development of this project and other resources from UNESCO, check out the Slave Route web site.

For those of you here in Boulder, the Government Publications Library has a new exhibit highlighting some of the resources from UNESCO here in the library. For those of you who still think all government documents are plain boring text, these books with their rich images and stories should prove otherwise.

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