At the proposal of
the African Union Organization during its 56th ordinary session in
The idea of a "Route" expresses the dynamics of the movement of peoples, civilizations and cultures, while that of "slave" addresses not only the universal phenomenon of slavery, but also in a more precise and explicit way the transatlantic slave trade in the Atlantic, and slave trade the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean.
The project has three major objectives:
to break the silence surrounding the slave trade and slavery through the historical study of the causes and dynamics of the transatlantic slave trade
the clarification of the consequences and interactions resulting from the slave trade
to contribute to the establishment of a culture of tolerance and peaceful coexistence between races and peoples.