On a grey day in spring, ten Reconstructions Collaborators gathered to visit the Lest We Forget Slavery MuseumLest We Forget Slavery Museum
in Port Richmond. We were greeted by Gwen Ragsdale, her mother, and husband, and began to watch their featured film which tells the history of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. Gwen took us on a tour through the exhibition, showing us the visceral hardware used in slavery. A combination of narrative, artifacts, conversation creates an unforgettable experience.
As it says on their website, the purpose of the Lest We Forget Black Holocaust Slavery Museum & Traveling Exhibit is to ensure the legacy of Slavery be told, “Lest We Forget” Our Mission To increase awareness of the impact of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade.