Thursday, 18. April 2019, Cathedral of Saint John, Enslaved Humans: The Engine of the Atlantic World, 1535-1888

April 3 - May 23

Thursdays: 3-6 PMSaturdays: 2-5 PM

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The Center for Reconciliation is proud to present “Enslaved Humans: The Engine of the Atlantic World, 1535-1888,” the third annual gallery exhibition curated by the University of Rhode Island’s Committee for the Commemoration and Study of Slavery in Rhode Island (CCSSRI).
Once obscured by discussions of “mercantilism” or a “triangular trade,” recent scholarship of the transatlantic trade in raw material goods has illuminated the reality that the burgeoning economies of the early modern world were made possible by the forced transport of 12 million enslaved Africans, many of whom did not survive the Middle Passage.
For more than 300 years, their stories were at the core of the development of the Atlantic world. Now, theirs are the stories at the core of “Enslaved Humans,” an exhibition that aims to chronicle the deep historical roots of perhaps the most remarkable and tragic shift in human history -- the forced transport of enslaved Africans to further European interests and power the transatlantic economic engine.
At the Center for Reconciliation, we are committed to making our events accessible for all, regardless of economic status. For that reason, we accept donations for entry to the "Enslaved Humans" exhibit on a sliding-scale basis, with suggested donations of $15, $10 or $5.
We also offer a "Pay More If You Can" option, for those who are able to pay more than $15 and wish to make a larger donation to the CFR, and a "Pay Less If You Can't" option, for those who cannot pay our sliding-scale suggested donations.
If you do choose to donate -- thank you. Your generous donation will go toward ensuring that the CFR can continue hosting public programs that are open to all, regardless of their ability to give. For more information about the CFR and its programs, or to make a donation, visit our website at

Enslaved Humans: The Engine of the Atlantic World, 1535-1888

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