Post Media Release
30 November 2017
For Immediate Release
Emancipation of slaves commemorated at Freedom Park
Freedom Park commemorated the emancipation of slaves on 30 November 2017.Ela Ghandi the granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, a peace activist and a Member of Parliament in South Africa from 1994 to 2004, attended the event, in which she laid a wreath on Freedom Park’s Wall of Names section of the indentured slaves. Ghandi decried the fact that slavery still existed in different formations. She highlighted the necessity of knowing one’s history.
Learners and educators from various schools, and Freedom Park’s stakeholders attended the event. The purpose of the event was to educate and impart history to the young ones and indeed to commemorate “how far we have come as society but how far we still have to go to attain true freedom and to remember not only the enslaved that endured great suffering and hardship, but also to honour their descendants who continue to feel disconnected and uprooted” said Freedom Park CEO Jane Mufamadi.
She concluded her address by calling on the citizens of humanity to “introspect on how we, can shoulder the responsibility for all those that are enslaved in various capacities. May we always remember those that perished in the name of freedom and humanity”.
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