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      International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition in Greenwich

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      August 23, 2019

      Friday  11:00 AM

      Park Row
      Greenwich, Greater London SE10 9NF

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      International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

      Join us at the National Maritime Museum for a powerful day of talks, walks, performances and workshops to reflect and commemorate.  Throughout the day, you can: Experience the opening ceremony with author SI Martin and Colin Anderson of Ethno Vox choir, who underscore the importance of remembering slavery today; Engage in a walk across the Museum grounds with SI Martin as he reveals the historical connections African writers and sailors have with Greenwich;  Create a short performance piece on the theme of liberation with Tatiana Ellis; Learn to sing songs of freedom with Ethno Vox choir; Discover what life was like for a Black sailor in Nelson’s navy with John Simmons;  Reminisce with Oladauh Equiano as he recounts his childhood, enslavement, freedom and work as an abolitionist; Meet curator Aaron Jaffer for a tour through the galleries on the Transatlantic Slave trade, the fight against it and its legacies today; Join Oliver Platts for his gallery talk on the Haitian Revolution, its causes and effects. Hear an extract from the Opera, The Powder Monkey, learn some of the less well known histories of slavery and engage in discussion with its creators, Brolly. Join the Caribbean Social Forum in mingling and playing an intriguing selection of games from around the world; Hear a talk by Professor Joan Anim-Addo on Transatlantic Slavery, Diaspora and the Museum;  Listen to author SI Martin share on resistance to enslavement from material in the National Maritime Museum's collections and archives; Experience a multi-media talk by Professor Rodreguez King-Dorset on Re-imagining a Horrific Image of a 14-year-old African Girl Aboard a Transatlantic Slave Ship; The day will conclude with a ceremonial procession to the river Thames to commemorate the lives lost and impacted by the Transatlantic Slave Trade. For further information, please see our website:

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