When did slavery end?

The end of slavery varied by country and region, so the answer depends on where you are referring to. In the United States, slavery officially ended on December 6th, 1865 with the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution. This amendment abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for a crime. In other countries, slavery may have ended at different times. For example, in the United Kingdom, slavery was abolished in 1833 with the Slavery Abolition Act, while in Brazil it was not officially abolished until May 13th, 1888. It’s important to remember that while legal slavery may have been abolished in these countries, the effects of slavery and systemic racism continue to impact marginalized communities to this day.