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“Spirits of the Passage” Closes Aug. 11

August 5, 2019

Spirits of the Passage: The Story of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, a traveling exhibit on display in the Two Mississippi Museums, will close on Sunday, August 11. The exhibit features more than 125 rarely-seen artifacts from West Africa, Europe, and the Americas.

This year marks four centuries since the first Africans were brought to the United States as part of the largest forced migration in human history. Spirits of the Passage tells the story of the slave trade through the journey of the Henrietta Marie, an English slaver that capsized off the coast of Florida in 1700. The exhibit includes a replica of the once-crowded hull of the Henrietta Marie.

An exhibit at the museums exploring the work of master quilter Gwendolyn Magee will also close on August 11. On loan from the Mississippi Museum of Art, The Slave Series: Quilts by Gwendolyn Magee features powerful quilts that were stitched to tell the story of the history of slavery.

Ticket prices for Spirits of the Passage are $10 for adults and $6 for children. Discounts are available for children under three, students, seniors, active duty and military veterans, and groups of ten or more. Admission to the exhibit is free for museum members.

Spirits of the Passage was made possible with the support of StateStreet Group, LLC and Visit Jackson.


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