Photo Gallery: Nantes' Dark History
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Photo Gallery: Nantes' Dark History

Memorial to Slave Trade French City Confronts Its Brutal Past

The slave trade once made the people of Nantes rich, but the French city covered up its dark history for decades. It recently erected a memorial to the victims in a project believed to be the first of its kind in Europe. But the effort to shed light on the Continent's role in the 18th century slave trade with Africa and the New World has not been popular with some residents.
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