Nelson Mandela, the former South African president, was laid to rest yesterday after ten days of official mourning. Amongst the many eulogies in the past week or so, Mandela was often described as the greatest South African of them all. For some, he was one of the great figures of the 20th century.
Ships of Bondage and the Fight for Freedom examines the global networks involved in the slave trade during the period of European colonial empires. Curated by the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University, this exhibition tells the story of slave insurrections on three vessels: the Amistad, the