A thousand foreign tourists
visited the museum Slave Route in 2011, the first of its
kind in Latin America and located in the Cuban city of Matanzas, local media
Canadians, Europeans and Latin Americans roamed the halls of the
facility, located about 150 kilometers east of Havana during the
almost completed International Year of African Descent, declared
by the UN.
Among the foreign visitors who came to the former military
fortress of the Spanish metropolis on the island, was the famous American
actor Danny Glover, impressed by the wide panoramic exhibits on
slavery in that room.
Referring to his recent trip to Ghana, Glover on that occasion
talked about the coast from where the slaves to this part of the
world embarked, so inhumanly.
The activist for the rights of African Americans in the United
States said that the historical memory of slavery as seen from that
experience transmitting a sense of belonging there.
The statistics recorded a total of seven thousand people, nationals
and foreigners, who this year visited that institution, which
extends socio-cultural programs to the community. According to
experts, the creation of the Slave Route Museum in June 2009
marked an important contribution to the intention of several nations to
break the silence, rescuing the history of African slavery and
so make it a dialogue with modernity, reported PL.