Black History Month Exhibition ’50 PLAQUES & PLACES’

Thursday 5th October

50 PLAQUES & PLACES draws together multiple voices spotlighting 50 sites incontrovertibly tied to the Transatlantic Slave Economy


TTEACH Plaques, an acronym for Transatlantic Trafficked Enslaved African Corrective Historical Plaques, is a descendant-led initiative founded by Gloria Daniel, whose great-great-grandfather, John Isaac Daniel was born into slavery under the ownership of enslaver Thomas Daniel. TTEACH Plaques campaigns for reparative interventions and permanent plaques to contextualise Cathedrals, Churches, Universities, Schools and Memorials that falsely honour those who profited from the transportation and enslavement of African people.

50 PLAQUES & PLACES is curated by Gloria Daniel and supported by SOAS School of Law, Gender and Media. The exhibition places a spotlight on 50 sites incontrovertibly tied to the transatlantic slave economy. Academics, Artists, Activists, Writers and African & Caribbean descendants including: SOAS University of London Professors Gina Heathcote & Vanja Hamzic, Artist Jade de Monserrat, Singer/Songwriter/Producer Dave Okumu, Writer Jody Burton, Alissandra Cummins of The Barbados Museum & Historical Society and The Black South West Network are some of the confirmed participants.

“50 PLAQUES & PLACES draws together multiple voices – artists, poets and descendants of both the enslaved and enslavers. Everyday people who recognise reparative justice lies not in the hands of the ‘Gatekeepers of Britain’. The price of justice cannot and must not be exclusively determined by the heirs of the perpetrators. 50 PLAQUES & PLACES strives to claim that space, inviting its audience to demand multiple sites of conscience” – Gloria Daniel

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