Steunbetuiging The Black Archives
On Thursday 3 December the mural 'The wall of Surinamese and black heroes' of the building 'Ons Suriname' in Amsterdam was covered with white paint and racist texts were applied.
The IISH has taken note of this attack with dismay, and expresses its full support for 'The Black Archives' and other organisations based in this location. It is scandalous and particularly worrying that this kind of racist intimidation is occurring. The accessibility of historical resources is crucial to the proper functioning of open democratic societies and this manifestation of racism therefore affects all historical institutions in the Netherlands.