10:28am

Fri February 1, 2013
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Frazier Exhibit Shows Horrors of Slave Trade

The Frazier History Museum opens the first exhibit to examine the entire history of the Transatlantic Slave Trade with artifacts from an excavated slave ship. “Spirits of the Passage” is produced in partnership with the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, which performed the underwater excavation. The 4,000 square foot exhibit contains 150 historical artifacts retrieved from the wreck, as well as African art objects on loan from the Speed Art Museum and historical documents, paintings and illustrations related to the slave trade.

Shackles from the "Spirits of the Passage" exhibit.
Shackles from the "Spirits of the Passage" exhibit.
Credit Frazier History Museum