International Slavery Remembrance Day
National Maritime Museum
Sat Aug 23
Time Out says
Posted: Mon Jul 28 2014
The National Maritime Museum marks the anniversary of the 1791 Haitian slave rebellion with a day of remembrance featuring events such as a poetry workshop with Malika Booker, a session exploring the use of song as a medium of resistance, a guided tour of Greenwich Park and a talk on Africans in Tudor England. The closing ceremony, during which visitors are invited to throw white rose petals into the Thames in silent commemoration, will be led by broadcaster and actor Burt Caesar. The event is free.