Joseph Norman’s The Middle Passage: A Love Story Mural Project

This monumental work in charcoal, tells the story of the African Middle Passage. It is an exhibition depicting the story of 9-12 million enslaved Africans. Persons who suffered a horrific and brutal transport to America aboard America’s slave ships during the American Slave Trade also known as the African Holocaust.

The exhibition is accompanied by sounds of the ocean and soul wrenching imagery of human beings being fed to the ocean. It is rich in its artistic texture and painfully haunting in its emotional tapestry.

9/27/11-original posting.

Recommended Reading:

The African Slave Trade, Precolonial History 1450-1850 by Basil Davidson.

Before the Mayflower A History of the Negro in America 1619-1964(Revised Edition) Lerone Bennett, Jr.

From Columbus To Castro The History of the Caribbean by Eric Williams.

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