Between the middle of the 15th century and the end of the 19th century, the transatlantic slave trade caused a forced migration of 12 to 15 million people from Africa to the Western Hemisphere. African academics occasionally use the term “Maafa” (Swahili for “great tragedy”) to describe the trafficking of Africans by the major European nations during this time. Today, it’s seen as a crime against humanity.

Both free Black Americans and captured African slaves sought out chances to express themselves artistically through poetry, paintings, sculpture, and other mediums.

Our organization Negro Artist Artifacts of Captive People search organization will find drawings, painting and sculpture made by slaves in the private locations of antebellum slaveholders’ Great Grandchildren.

This organization is looking for works created by African Americans, whether they were in slavery or freed people. Like: Edmonia Lewis, Joshua Johnson, Robert Seldon Duncanson, Bill Traylor, Moses Williams, Henry Ossawa Tanner, and William Edmondson.

Our mission is to provide display diversity to those municipalities that lack it in their African American exhibitions. The history of emancipated slaves and it historical significance to contemporary African Americans is key to dissolve racism?

By looking for art artifacts in invited locations we will be able to assist government municipalities that wishes to represent a broader presentation of their constituents.

Which are typically found in attics belonging to slave owners’ great, great grandchildren. also, how all historical items were acquired. at present many of the public spaces where the artist of Captured People’s works may be found are limited to few museums and public spaces, usually without any mention of the individuals’ ancestral involvement in slaveholding and how treasured items were acquired.

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