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The chains around the border of our memorial are to memorialize and represent the enslaved African Americans that were chained together and brought onto the boat, to places like Luanda. If you examine the image closer, one would see that we designed our memorial similarly to the Holocaust Museum in Berlin. Their memorial site really inspired the group to create something similar in terms of our aesthetic aspect.
Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, Luanda
Ayodele, Victoria; Hilton, John; and Vickers, Dynasty, "Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in Luanda" (2019). History from Below: Memorialization Projects. 17.