Feb. 2-June 16- "Spirits of the Passage"
Frazier History Museum
Saturday, February 02, 2013
Sunday, June 16, 2013
In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, this humbling, new exhibition explores the circumstances of the transatlantic slave trade, gleaning facts and artifacts from the archaeological excavation of a sunken slave ship. Launching in February in conjunction with Black History Month, “Spirits of the Passage” includes real artifacts from slave ships as well as other period items. Iron shackles (some small enough to restrain a child), ivory tusks and brass bowls are only a few of the objects guests will find. How did the trade get started, who was involved and why did it thrive? These are some of the important questions this original exhibition seeks to answer.
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