A slavery-focused exhibition previously on display at Brown University has traveled to South Africa for exhibition. “Ships of Bondage and the Fight for Freedom” examines the global networks involved in the slave trade during the period of European colonial empires. Curated by the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University, this exhibition tells the story of slave insurrections on three vessels — the Amistad, the Meermin, and the Sally — and explores the struggle of the enslaved to resist captivity, gain freedom, and return to their homelands. The exhibit opened Dec. 3, 2013, with a lecture by Anthony Bogues, professor of Africana studies and director of the center. It will be on display until Feb. 28, 2014, at the Slave Lodge in Cape Town, one of the Iziko Museums of South Africa.

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