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Nassau, The Bahamas

Pompey Museum of Slavery & Emancipation

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A Wrong Made Right

Located in the Vendue House - the site of Nassau slave auctions in the 18th century - this museum documents the history of the slave trade, slavery and the abolition of this evil institution. Filled with photographs, articles and some artifacts, the Pompey Museum provides contemporary descriptions of the condition of slaves in this former British colony and the Emancipation Act of 1834 that banished it from its shores.

Depending upon when you visit, there may or may not be a docent to guide you through the exhibitions. Even if you tour the museum on your own, it is well enough organized and with clear documentation that you can clearly get a detailed and informative understanding of what the slavery was like in this part of the Caribbean.

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