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Bordeaux comes to terms with its slavery past

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A cyclist rides along the port of Bordeaux that in the past played a major role in the transatlantic slave trade
A cyclist rides along the port of Bordeaux that in the past played a major role in the transatlantic slave trade Christina Okello for RFI

Raising awareness about the positive contribution of the black community, in a city that was one of France's main slavery ports – that was the delicate balancing act of France's second Black History Month, which throughout February hosted conferences, concerts and debates in Bordeaux, and other parts of the country. A month during which Bordeaux, France's wine capital, confronted the demons of its past.

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