Enslaved African Memorial Garden Hyde Park, London

Working to create Britain's first permanent national Memorial and Garden of Remembrance to honour the millions of unnamed enslaved Africans and their descendants.  

This Memorial will give public recognition and acknowledgement to millions of unnamed Africans who were victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and slavery and fulfil the aspirations of present and future generations.  This is everyone's history and crosses the ethnic divide as all are beneficiaries of the legacy.

The Enslaved Africans Memorial Garden will be located in the Rose Garden of London's Hyde Park.   The project is supported by  UNESCO Slave Route Project and will form part of the World Heritage Project linking the key global sites associated with the slave trade.

https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/hyde-park/map-of-hyde-park

To make this Memorial a reality, we need your support by making a donation.

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The inspiration for this project was a question by a school girl of African heritage who after a visit to the Tower of London asked her teacher Miss ‘Where is Our History?’

PHOTOMONTAGE
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSrRWojKcSU     Please note: The cost at the end of the video have changed due to additions to the design and confirmation of  the Royal Park maintanance cost in perpetuity.

MEMORIAL 2007 now a registered voluntary charity was created in 2002 in advance of  the Bicentenary in 2007 of  the UK Parliamentary Abolition of the Slave Trade; events and commemoration were to be held throughout the year, but there were no permanent memorial in recognition of the nameless millions who were transported, suffered, laboured and died. 

Do you know?  The enforced labour of the Transatlantic Slave Trade created the wealth in the West Indies and the Americas that came back to Britain and helped to lay the foundations of the Industrial Revolution and put the 'Great' into Great Britain.
Britain continues to benefit to this day from that legacy of economic prosperity.

The Enslaved Africans Memorial Garden is more than just a Memorial, it will stand in perpetuity for present and future generations 'empowering' the Black community who do not have a place where they can reflect and contemplate on their ancestors as others do.

It will also be an educational resource.   The sculpture and garden design depicts the history of transatlantic slavery, its abolition and its legacy.  A memorial app which uses augmented reality to provide a guided tour of the memorial sculpture and garden and has a virtual 3D tour giving access to the Enslaved Africans

The sculpture is the centrepiece of the Enslaved Africans Memorial Garden, 1,116 square metres in area, to be made in bronze, will stand 14 feet (4.3 metres) high to the top of Freedom's raised hand.  


Sculpture  It will be made of seven larger than life free standing figures, each of whom represents a part of the slave story.   It will honour those who were captured and forced to work.   It will acknowledge the enslaves’ own widespread resistance in the fight for FREEDOM and the ongoing LEGACY.  The plinth, designed to be wheelchair accessible, will tell the story of the Transatlantic Slave Trade on the relief around the base and include Braille to make it accessible to the visually impaired.  There will also be a 2ft (3.7 metres) replica sculpture  for tactile access by the visually impaired.

The Garden is triangular in shape and this has been incorporated into the narrative of the landscape garden design.  The three continents of Europe, Africa and America, the Triangular Slave route, will be reflected in their flora with the sculpture located in the centre, the Atlantic Ocean.  Seven steps to Abolition Slate paving slabs with carved inscription of key dates leading to the Abolition of the Slave Trade.  The Freedom figure with the broken chain will face the African garden location and Africa geographically.
 
Funding Cost

£4 million needs to be raised to cover the cost of:-

·        A bronze memorial sculpture.
·        A bronze garden size maquette for tactile access by the visually impaired and children.
·        Landscaping of the site and the creation of a quiet garden area as an “oasis of remembrance”.
·        Educational resource for a memorial app which uses augmented reality to provide a guided tour of the memorial
         sculpture and  a virtual 3D tour giving access to the Enslaved Africans Memorial Garden of Remembrance globally.
·        A fund for the memorial’s continued maintenance in perpetuity to ensure it does not fall into dis repair.

The selection of the sculpture and garden was the result of a public competition.

Planning permission expired in autumn 2019, we will re-submit when we are closer to our goal.

THANK YOU
in advance for your donation and for visiting our page.

WITH YOUR HELP,  WE HOPE TO BRING THIS VERY IMPORTANT HISTORICAL GROUND-BREAKING PROJECT TO FRUITION.

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