Slavery Monuments in Europe

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Slavery Monuments in Europe


Renée Ater


Renée Ater

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Thomas Alexandre Dumas Slavery Memorial (Paris, France)
The monumental ironwork is dedicated to both the memory of General Dumas, the first black general in France and the abolition of slavery. The work, which consists of broken shackles and iron chains, was erected on the site of Alphonse de Perrin de…

Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery (Nantes, France)
Erected as a space to remember the atrocities of slavery and to commemorate all past and present efforts to resist it, the memorial was constructed in the former center of the French slave trade, Nantes. Designed by an artist and an architect, the…

Slavernijmonument (National Slavery Monument) (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Taken collectively, the elongated bronze figures of enslaved Africans evoke the hull of a ship. An over life-sized woman, her arms outstretched as she arches her body backward, recalls the ship’s prow. The stern of the ship is personified by a number…

Captured Africans (Lancaster, England)
Six rectangular perspex blocks, suspended between a rectangular, stainless steel column and an oblong, stone column, rests on a circular base embellished with a mosaic and small metal sculptures. The work is meant to recall the decks of the…

I Am Queen Mary (Copenhagen, Denmark)
An imposing figure of a woman stares straight ahead, seated barefoot on a wide-backed chair. She holds a torch in one hand and a tool used to cut sugar cane in the other. The sculpture was inspired by Mary Thomas, one of the Three Queens of St Croix.…

Gilt of Cain (London, England)
Located near St. Mary Woolnoth Church, where the abolitionist William Wilberforce heard the anti-slavery sermons of the Rev. John Newton, the monument consists of 17 carved granite columns clustered around a granite podium. The curvilinear forms of…

Clave (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Four nude figures dance across the abstracted bow of a ship. Each figure strikes a distinct, rhythmic pose even as they are shackled together at the ankle by iron chains. The outer most figure appears to have broken free from this rhythmic…
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