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Slavery Resistance in Ghana


National Civil Rights Museum

The subject of slavery continues to engage the attention of scholars worldwide because the subject is of contemporary relevance and importance and new sources, new ideas, new methods, new approaches and new evidences keep emerging. Ghana’s role and contribution to trans-Atlantic slavery is recounted differently in diverse spaces between the country and the rest of the world because some local content in these histories have been left out. The lack of contribution of the people’s narrative to this discourse distorts the facts and creates a gap in the slavery resistance stories.

This exhibition seeks to fill some of the gaps by taking another look at the narrative of resistance to slave raiding activities in Ghana from the point of view of the victims and not that of the recorded manuscripts that did not reflect the counter narrative.

Isaac Hayes: King of Development

Isaac Hayes

This exhibit explores Isaac Hayes’ philanthropy beginning in the 70’s through the 90’s and features authentic Isaac Hayes costumes, photography and instructional panels exploring the connection between Hayes and Ghana.

Stax Museum of American Soul
926 E McLemore Ave - Memphis, TN 38126

Contemporary Art of Ghana

Ablade Glover

Enjoy a selection of beautiful paintings from the Artists Alliance Gallery in Accra, Ghana.

Goodwyn Gallery at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library

3030 Poplar Avenue - Memphis, TN 38111
Admission: Free

Library Hours
Mon – Thurs 9a – 9p
Friday – 9a – 6
Saturday – 9a – 6p
Sunday – 1p – 5p

Beautiful Metals of Ghana, Adornments & Wearables

Metal Museum 2

Witness a selection of adornments and wearables from the Museum & Monuments Board in Accra, Ghana.

National Ornamental Metal Museum

374 Metal Museum Dr - Memphis, TN 38106
10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.  
Wednesday  - Sunday (Closed Monday & Tuesday)

Selections from Gabriel Eklou

Art Village Gallery

Palms & Plants of Ghana

Memphis Botanic Garden

Art of the Ashanti

Jay Etkin Art Gallery

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