The International Slavery Museum highlights the international importance of slavery, both in a historic and contemporary context. Working in partnership with other museums with a focus on freedom and enslavement, the museum provides opportunities for greater awareness and understanding of the legacy of slavery today.
It is located in Liverpool's Albert Dock, at the centre of a World Heritage site and only yards away from the dry docks where 18th century slave trading ships were repaired and fitted out.
It is the only museum of its kind looking at both, historical and contempory slavery.
The exhibit’s moves through life before slavery exploring the people of West Africa, their rich history and diverse culture pre European enslavement. Visitors experience Igbo family life replicated through their living quarters family and group gatherings. Walk through an audio visual display that captures the horrors, cruelties and inhuman conditions endured in the Trans Atlantic voyage. The treatment of people stripped of their identities and the inhuman treatment of ships crews.
The final section reminds visitors of the racism and discrimination faced by the black population following the abolition of the slave trade. See how the spirit and determination of those of African decent have influenced the cultures in America and Europe today.
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A brigantine is a two-masted sailing vessel with a fully square-rigged foremast, and at least two sails on the main mast, noun: a two-masted sailing ship, rigged square on the fore-and -aft on the main mast.
Word Origin for brigantine
“small two masted ship,” 1520s, from Middle French brigandin (15,) from Italian brigantine, perhaps “skirmishing vessel, pirate ship,” from brigante “skirmisher, pirate, brigand” from “fight”
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