On October 4, 2008, tens of thousands of people in Providence, Rhode Island, participated in a unique memorial to the victims of slavery. Co-created by The Museum On Site and Barnaby Evans, "A Thousand Ships: A Ritual of Remembrance Marking the Bicentennial of the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade" took place at WaterFire, an art installation that lights bonfires on the rivers in downtown Providence — the same rivers on which ships engaged in the slave trade, more than two centuries earlier.
This book presents images and documentation from A Thousand Ships, as well as reflections from participants and spectators.
**Any proceeds from the sale of this book will be used to fund free public experiences created by The Museum On Site, which help people understand their worlds.**
Foreword by James T. Campbell, Professor of United States History, Stanford University
Epilogue by Barnaby Evans, Creator of WaterFire
Methodology essay by Lyra Monteiro, Co-Director of The Museum On Site
Designed by Jason Tranchida
PLEASE NOTE: This is a revised edition of the book that was originally published in January 2012. Due to increased printing costs, the price of the book has also been raised.