Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice

For the 2020-2021 academic year, the Center’s work is organized around the following projects:

This exhibition and curatorial project presents both the global interconnectedness of Atlantic slavery and the slave trade, as well as illuminates an alternative view about the history of our global modernity. Jointly led by CSSJ and the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History & Culture.
This research and workshop project aims to support the development of a multi-part documentary series on the Atlantic slave trade. Creating a New World: The Transatlantic Slave Trade will chart the economic and human cost of the slave trade across the Atlantic basin, underscoring how this expansive system of trade, violence, and profit built the modern world.
Visit us in our renovated 19th century house, which includes a gallery exhibition space, the stunning glass wall art piece Rising to Freedom, and a symbolic garden.
This project is organized by the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice at Brown University, Williams College, and Mystic Seaport Museum. It is made possible through the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Just Futures Initiative.

Gallery Public Hours

Due to COVID-19 the CSSJ gallery space is temporarily closed to the public. Until we can open again, please check out our archive of past exhibitions