Some Exhibits to Come and Links to Learning Kidnapped: The Middle Passage


A man stands in front of the Djingareyber mosque on February 4, 2016 in Timbuktu, central Mali. 
Mali's fabled city of Timbuktu on February 4 celebrated the recovery of its historic mausoleums, destroyed during an Islamist takeover of northern Mali in 2012 and rebuilt thanks to UN cultural agency UNESCO.
African Peoples Before Captivity
Shackles from Slave Ship Henrietta Marie
Kidnapped: The Middle Passage
Enslaved family picking cotton
Nearly Three Centuries Of Enslavement
Image of the first black members of Congress
Reconstruction: A Brief Glimpse of Freedom
The Lynching of Laura Nelson_May_1911 200x200
One Hundred Years of Jim Crow
Civil Rights protest in Alabama
I Am Somebody! The Struggle for Justice
Black Lives Matter movement
NOW: Free At Last?
#15-Beitler photo best TF reduced size
Memorial to the Victims of Lynching
hands raised black background
The Freedom-Lovers’ Roll Call Wall
Frozen custard in Milwaukee's Bronzeville
Special Exhibits
Dr. James Cameron
Portraiture of Resistance

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  1. Lisa Williams on March 30, 2021 at 10:06 AM

    I am
    A 5th grade teacher in Atlanta, Ga. Do you host virtual field trips? We have about 80 students and would love for them to experience this exhibit.

    • dr_fran on April 7, 2021 at 5:06 PM

      Thanks for asking! Virtual field trips are being developed but are not quite yet ready. The easiest way to know when they debut is to subscribe to The Griot newsletter. Click in the subscribe box on our home page.

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