Dutch slavery: Suriname slaves registry published online

The descendants of South American slaves in the Netherlands are being given new insight into the lives of their ancestors.

by

    The descendants of South American slaves in the Netherlands are being given new insight into the lives of their ancestors.

    Slave registers in the former colony of Suriname are being published online, and it is shedding light on a dark chapter in Dutch history.

    Al Jazeera's Fleur Launspach reports from Amsterdam.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.