Sculpture

(lost) Aboliton of slavery - SE1

Inscription

{The statue stands at one end of a long composite stone slab inlaid with a decorative white metal shape, spelling out:}
From our rich ancestral life

{A small plaque reads:}
All the world is now richer
Memorial sculpture to commemorate the abolition of slavery.
The First Man is the first in a series of six figures. the bronze figure of The First Man is sited on a plinth of words; "From our Rich ancestral life
Another five works are being planned, with the idea that they might be considered for Burgess Park. They are; Plantation Worker, Caribbean Woman, Serra Leonean Woman, Business Man and Man in a T-shirt. The plinth words for these figures are:-
We were sold, bought and used
But we were brave
We were strong
We survived
All the world is now richer"

Artist Sokari Douglas Camp CBE
www.sokari.co.uk

Site: Abolition of slavery - SE1 (1 memorial)

SE1, Potters Fields

We photographed this statue in September 2012 and it was gone by March 2014.  Presumably it was relocated somewhere but we don't know.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Aboliton of slavery - SE1

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Abolition of slavery

The British abolition of slavery came in two parts: first the Abolition of th...

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Aboliton of slavery - SE1

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Sokari Douglas Camp

Nigerian-born. Moved to England where she attended school. A Southwark reside...

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