Exhibition Slavery and the Cultural Legacy of Africa in the Caribbean
The Casa de la Ciència of the CSIC in Valencia hosts the exhibition Slavery and the cultural legacy of Africa in the Caribbean, an exhibition that deals with the slave trade from Africa to America from the sixteenth century to the mid-nineteenth century. During that period, more than 12,500,000 Africans were captured and sent to America as slaves. Several European countries participated in this human trafficking. The exhibition has a chronological and spatial route. It begins in Africa, the sixteenth century, showing the different cultures, languages and peoples of the continent, to continue with the transatlantic journey of the enslaved, the arrival at American ports, their sale, jobs, rebellions and other forms of resistance, until abolition. The last two territories to do so were Cuba (1886) and Brazil (1888).
The exhibition can be visited at the Casa de la Ciència of the CSIC in the Valencian capital (Calle Bailía, 1, in the Plaza de la Virgen), from September 15 to December 16, from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with free admission. On Thursday, September 15 at 7 pm, the Casa de la Ciència of the CSIC in Valencia organizes a round table to inaugurate the exhibition. The round table can be followed live through the YouTube channel of the Casa de la Ciència of the CSIC in Valencia. At the end of it there will be a guided tour of the exhibition.