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Poetry against Slavery

November 18 - November 24

The ‘London, Sugar & Slavery’ gallery at Museum of London Docklands is a unique resource for exploring London’s involvement in the transatlantic slave trade, and for understanding the trade’s present-day legacies. On this one hour guided tour of the gallery, learn how poetry has galvanised resistance against oppression of African, Caribbean and Black British people. From Africa’s rich heritage, through preservation of cultural legacies during slavery, to recent political activism, you will encounter and discuss poems that give voice to objects and images in the museum. Discover how African cultural origins have influenced language and poetry in the Caribbean, how poems inspired anti-slavery action in the Caribbean and the U.K., and how later poets have drawn upon this history to oppose continuing racial injustices. The spoken and written word will emerge as a powerful way to build solidarity among and between communities. No advance reading required – all texts will be provided on the day.

This tour is repeated throughout the Being Human festival on Sunday 18 November, Thursday 22 November and Saturday 24 November between 12:00pm and 1:00pm and 3:00pm and 4:00pm each day.

In partnership with

Museum of London

Contact email address

mmarti14@mail.bbk.ac.uk

Booking required?

No




Details

Start:
November 18
End:
November 24
Event Category:

Other

Description for print
On this tour of the Museum of London Docklands’ London, Sugar & Slavery gallery, learn how poetry has galvanised resistance against oppression of African, Caribbean and Black British people. No advance reading required – all texts provided on the day.
Is booking required?
No
Contact email address
mmarti14@mail.bbk.ac.uk
Event partners
Museum of London
Region
London
City/town
London
Accessibility information
Fully accessible for wheelchair users.
Image copyright information
Museum of London

Venue

Museum of London Docklands
No. 1 Warehouse, West India Quay
London, London E14 4AL United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
Fully accessible for wheelchair users.
Phone:
020 70019844
Website:
https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london-docklands