Making Freedom Exhibition – 2014

Articles Making Freedom

The MAKING FREEDOM exhibition, which celebrates the 1838 emancipation of nearly a million Africans in the Caribbean, has been on tour from January 2014. After successful displays at the Marcus Garvey Library (London) and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in 2013, Windrush Foundation would like to give other organisations the opportunity to host the exhibition.

It is the first time that important collections from Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), the National Maritime Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Archives, Anti-Slavery International, and the Imperial War Museum have been brought together in an exhibition on the Emancipation of Africans in the Caribbean. The exhibition, which is free to hire, celebrates those who resisted enslavement, those who fought to end it, and others who worked in Britain to stop forced servitude. It will show visitors how Africans in the Caribbean hastened full Emancipation.

Arthur Torrington, Project Director