Exhibition on Emancipation

Update: Exhibition will run until October 14, 2020

Initially Emancipation Day, the day that marks the 1834 slavery abolition act was celebrated with informal cricket games played across the island. This eventually solidified into the formal game called ‘Cup Match’. Bermuda’s history is ripe with the seeds of chattel slavery.
Only through the exercise of acknowledgment can we fully understand the extent that the past informs our actions. We invite you to submit your interpretation of what this chapter in history means to you.
As time passes it allows us to reflect and understand how previous events inform our actions.



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