Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Black History: Break the Silence Congo Week 2014

Mutilated in Congo
In the 19th century, under the rule of King Leopold II, Congolese people were enslaved, forced to work in their own country, which had been turned into the king's private estate, and mutilated when they failed to meet the quotas that had been set for rubber extraction. 

For a fifth year, Black History Studies will take part in the Break the Silence Congo Week for Black History Month. 

The purpose of the Break the Silence Congo Week is to raise consciousness about the devastating situation in the Congo and mobilize support on behalf of the people of the Congo

Click here for details.  

For lots more Black history images, see:  African Images and Black History International on Pinterest. 

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