A Thousand Ships - The Book

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On October 4, 2008, tens of thousands of people in Providence, Rhode Island, participated in a unique memorial to the victims of slavery.

Co-created by The Museum On Site and Barnaby Evans, "A Thousand Ships: A Ritual of Remembrance Marking the Bicentennial of the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade" took place at WaterFire, an art installation that lights bonfires on the rivers in downtown Providence - the same rivers on which ships engaged in the slave trade, more than two centuries earlier.

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A Thousand Ships by Andrew Losowsky and Lyra Monteiro

This book presents images and documentation from A Thousand Ships, as well as reflections from participants and spectators. Any proceeds from the sale of this book will be used to fund free public experiences created by The Museum On Site, which help people understand their worlds.

Foreword by James T. Campbell, Professor of United States History, Stanford University

Epilogue by Barnaby Evans, Creator of WaterFire

Methodology Essay by Lyra Monteiro, Co-Director of The Museum On Site

Designed by Jason Tranchida

ISBN: 978-0-615-57932-0
142 full-color pages

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