Ink and blood: stories of abolition


Location:International Slavery Museum

Date:21 August 2017 to 2 September 2018

Time:10am - 5pm


Ink and blood: stories of abolition explores the personal stories of previously enslaved people and the lasting legacies of, and contemporary responses to, abolition.

The exhibition brings together a fascinating private collection, iconic documents from leading museums and archives in Britain, and rare objects from both the Anti-Slavery International library and those collected as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund Collecting Cultures project.

The exhibition tells the stories of those affected by abolition (the ending of slavery) and later, freedom. It is an opportunity to see abolition up close through ink (paper) and blood (people).

This exhibition is part of a programme of special events to mark the 10th anniversary of the International Slavery Museum.

Guadeloupe - Those who grow sugar cane - (c) Private Collection
Young Negro from Saint-Pierre - (c) Private Collection
The Vanishing boy - (c) Private Collection
Rice Raft in South Carolina - (c) Private Collection