Enslaving chain

Set of 45 elongated and flattened iron loops, plus two circular neck loops.

Register: “Taken from two captives freed by Rev. Townsend”

Donated by Rev. Henry Townsend in April 1869.

On 6 September 2022 RAMM hosted ten internationally renowned writers, poets and spoken word artists as part of a partnership with the Museum of Colour. The Museum of Colour is a digital museum that explores the contribution made by People of Colour to the nation’s culture, specifically in film, television and the arts. Mona Arshi, Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Fred D'Aguiar, Jennifer Lee Tsai, Adam Lowe, Shivanee Ramlochan, Jacob Sam-La Rose, John Siddique, Yomi Sode and Yusra Warsama performed specially written pieces, influenced and inspired by objects in the collections at RAMM accompanied by live music from composer Randolph Matthews. The event is part of Museum of Colour's exhibition 'My Words', celebrating the legacy of poets of Colour in Britain over 250 years. Adam Lowe wrote a poem in response to this enslaving chain https://museumofcolour.org.uk/my-words/response-gallery/adam-lowe?piece=7

Object Summary

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Townsend, Reverend Henry (from the collection of)
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enslaving chain
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SW Nigeria
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enslaving chain