The International Day for People of African Descent will be celebrated for the first time on August 31, 2021. Through this observance, the United Nations aims to promote the extraordinary contributions of the African diaspora around the world and to eliminate all forms of discrimination against people of African descent. Cultural activist Letitia Timas Petersen tells us the story of Franz Taaibosch, an Indigenous Korana South African who was taken abroad to be paraded as a circus act.
Produced by Shaldon Ferris(Khoisan)
Interviewee Letitia Timas Petersen
Music: "Anania2" by The Baba Project, used with permission.