Captured Africans (Lancaster, England)

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Title

Captured Africans (Lancaster, England)

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Middle Passage
Transatlantic Slave Trade
Slave Trade
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Subject (Object Type)
Commemorative sculpture

Description

Six rectangular perspex blocks, suspended between a rectangular, stainless steel column and an oblong, stone column, rests on a circular base embellished with a mosaic and small metal sculptures. The work is meant to recall the decks of the transatlantic slave ships that carried enslaved Africans to the Americas. The six perspex blocks are inscribed with the names of the different commodity objects these ships transported to and from the Americas: wealth, cotton, rum, mahogany, sugar, and slaves. The stainless steel column lists many of the slave ships that departed from Lancaster and the number of slaves these vessels forcibly seized in Africa. Underscoring the history of these horrific nautical journeys, the mosaic depicts a map detailing the routes of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, while the metal figures personify the trauma and violence of the Middle Passage.

Creator

Dalton-Johnson, Kevin (sculpture)

Source

Waymarking.com

Date

Unveiled: October 10, 2005

Contributor

Ann McArdle, (mosaics); Local young people (iron figures); Slave Trade Arts Memorial Project (STAMP); National Lottery (Millennium Commission)

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Visual Arts-Sculpture

Coverage

St George's Quay Lancaster, United Kingdom

Medium

Sandstone; Acrylic; Steel

Bibliographic Citation

Paul Collins, "Slave memorial is labour of love," Lancaster Guardian. Accessed April 29, 2019, https://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/news/slave-memorial-is-labour-of-love-1-1165642

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Sculpture

Citation

Dalton-Johnson, Kevin (sculpture), “Captured Africans (Lancaster, England),” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed June 16, 2021, https://slaverymonuments.org/items/show/1154.

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