Windrush Foundation presents a story featuring riots, rebellions and revolutions in a free exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).
Making Freedom takes guests on a journey up to and beyond 1838, when nearly one million Africans were freed from enslavement in the Caribbean.
This is the first time that important collections from Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), the National Maritime Museums, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Archives, Anti-Slavery International and the Imperial War Museum have been brought together in an exhibition.
The exhibition will celebrate those who resisted enslavement, those who fought to end it, and others who worked in Britain to improve social, economic and cultural conditions in the Caribbean.
Visitors will learn about the unrest – such as Jamaica’s 1931 ‘Christmas Rebellion’ - that ultimately led to emancipation, as well as the struggles for independence that ensued.
The exhibition features more than 80 images from the Society’s Collections and includes a number of audio-visual experiences for visitors to delve deeper into individual stories.
- Tuesday 4 March – Friday 28 March
Also open Saturdays 10.00am-4.30pm
- An exhibition by The National Field Research Centre for Environmental Conservation, Sultanate of Oman.
An exhibition on Oman from earliest times to the present, curated by Alexander Maitland FRGS and drawing on the Society’s collections. Visions of Oman provides an introduction to the subject of Oman’s geographical landscape and its people and places, focusing on desert, mountain, coastal and marine environments, and the future of field research in the Sultanate of Oman.