The MJR Exhibition: Colonial Slavery and its Legacy
At MJR we believe the legacy of colonial slavery impacts us all, nationally and individually. To explain how, we have developed an exhibition on this legacy for use as a resource for schools, museums, libraries, local organisations, community groups or churches. Consisting of eight information panels and an interactive desk, the exhibition looks at the history and the ongoing effects on the descendants, not just of those who suffered, but of those who benefitted.
As well as educating about colonial slavery (largely glossed over in British schools) the exhibition seeks to answer the question: "What has this got to do with Britain today?" The aim is not to produce a guilt trip but to get people thinking about their respective "unearned privilege and daily indignities" and to ask why the silence and historical amnesia on the facts and effects of slavery.
The MJR Exhibition, originally a component of our Zong Project, is now available as a stand-alone resource for free hire. To hire you will need to have Public Liability Insurance in place and pay a returnable damage deposit of £500. You will also need to make adequate transport arrangements from and back to MJR by car or courier. Hire is free, but a donation to MJR towards the cost and upkeep of the exhibition would be appreciated.
We have also produced a digital version (above) which will show you the content of the exhibition, both the panels and the videos which form part of the interactive section.