Sir Hans Sloane’s bust will be moved from prominent display to a secure cabinet alongside artifacts explaining his work in the context of the British empire.
Through texts and objects, Cameron Rowland illuminates the connection between slavery and the commercial structures that define the global economy today.
At the Iziko Slave Lodge in Cape Town, an exhibition gives voice to a group of women whose lives were written out of history because they were considered too marginal to bother with.
The photography in this show imagines what stations of the Underground Railroad might look like, as the act of escaping enslavement is also essentially an act of imagination.
A year after removing the statue, Duke University decides to leave the site of the former Confederate monument empty to “provide a powerful statement about the past, the present and our values.”
A photography exhibition on James Collins Johnson is part of a greater initiative at Princeton to investigate and give visibility to the university’s ties to slavery.
The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center tells the stories of those who sought freedom — and those who helped them get there.
Would you think differently about a work of art if you knew it depicted a slave owner? New labels installed at the Worcester Art Museum are drawing attention to the connections between art, slavery, and wealth in early America.
Freedom on the Move from Cornell University is the first major digital database of fugitive slave ads from North America.
John Akomfrah’s Tropikos, showing at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, navigates the United Kingdom’s role in the slave trade and the inherently formidable power of the sea.
A new project is giving slave burial grounds in the United States something they’ve long been deprived of: visibility.
Minimalist abstraction of the 20th century often feels placeless. Tony Smith’s angular, inky sculptures could have crawled out of a dimension void of organic life; Mark Rothko’s repeating black canvases in a Houston chapel reflected the space’s lack of specific religion.