Barbados to Host African Diaspora Heritage Trail Conference
In an effort to bring renewed focus to the rich histories of the African Diaspora and its lasting impression on the Caribbean, the Island of Barbados is hosting the 8th Annual African Diaspora Heritage Trail Conference (ADHT).
The event which takes place on September 17-19, will unite Government leaders, officials, educators and travel/tourism professionals spanning across the globe, creating a deeper understanding of the world’s global ties as well as highlighting the island’s unique, cultural roots in the transatlantic slave trade.
The conference, coordinated by the Barbados Ministry of Tourism, features the theme “Our Heritage, Our Identity: Uncover, Recover, Discover” and will focus on the development of one unified cross-border cultural heritage initiative to conserve the essence of African descent across global borders.
Participants will have the opportunity to experience the Barbados Slave Route Heritage Trail – Freedom Footprints: The Barbados Story, which illustrates Barbados’ commitment to preserving the rich histories and heritage of the African Diaspora.