‘The Slave Route: Resistance, Liberty, Heritage’ addresses the history of the slave trade and slavery through the prism of intercultural dialogue, a culture of peace and reconciliation. It thereby endeavors to improve the understanding and transmission of this human tragedy by making better known its deep-seated causes, its consequences for societies today and the cultural interactions born of this history.
The aluminum plaques preserve the promotion of the memorial heritage related to the slave trade and slavery which plays a decisive role not only in educating the general public, and young people in particular, but more importantly in facilitating national reconciliation and social cohesion processes in societies.
Mobile Alabama is a documented Middle Passage arrival site where a national history can be traced regarding the social, economic and cultural connections African captive people and their descendants have made to the architecture, arts, industry, language, legal system and economy in U.S. society.
A special thanks to the Dora Franklin Finley African-American Heritage Trail of Mobile for their dedication to help recognize and preserve this story and ensure that this heritage receives due attention at the national, regional and international levels.