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Spirits of the Passage: The Story of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

The Museum of Florida History presents the Spirits of the Passage: The Story of the Transatlantic Slave Trade exhibition, produced by the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West.

This powerful exhibition takes visitors through the history of the slave trade and its lasting impact on American society. Beginning on the African continent, the exhibition introduces different cultures through religious and art objects. The story then explores the largest forced migration in history as people were taken from their homelands, packed into the hulls of ships for a harrowing voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, and sold into bondage in the New World.
 
The exhibition features more than 125 artifacts, most recovered from the Henrietta Marie, an English slaving vessel that sank off the coast of the Florida Keys in 1700. Do not miss your opportunity to view this exhibit and take an emotional journey through history that focuses on the devastating human consequences of the slave trade and resilience of enslaved African people.

For more information about the exhibit or special programming visit our website museumoffloridahistory.com.  

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Date

May 29 2022 - Aug 17 2022

Time

All Day

Cost

Free Admission

Location

Museum of Florida History
R.A. Gray Building, 500 South Bronough St, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Museum of Florida History

Organizer

Museum of Florida History
Phone
850.245.6400
Website
https://www.museumoffloridahistory.com/
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