The 2019 voyages of the slaveship Zong
Research has shown that colonial enslavement has left a deep felt legacy of far reaching social and economic problems, a legacy that has yet to be sufficiently acknowledged or addressed. 200 years of silence and historical amnesia on the facts and effects of slavery – both the suffering caused and the benefits it created for Britain – has kept the wider British public in ignorance of what their forebears did in Africa and the Caribbean. In short: the legacy of slavery impacts us all.
In the summer of 2019 a replica slave ship will visit some of the British ports that were involved in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. The Zong Voyage aims to highlight the legacies of slavery present in our society and economy and set in motion a wider project to effect community change.
The voyage is being planned in conjunction with local museums, schools, churches and community groups, and will provide an opportunity to:
If you would like to be involved in this exciting project please contact us.