Remembering Slavery

Remembering Slavery Media zone

Media Zone Introduction

Welcome to the Media Zone

Welcome to the Media Zone, where you can download and view video files that were created as part of the Remembering Slavery project.

Freedom performance

As part of the Remembering Slavery programme, a series of projects by the Outreach team at TWAM culminated in a performance of 'Freedom' at Dance City on 17th May 2007. The team worked with a range of community groups and organisations to deliver individual elements of the performance. This incorporated a combination of dance, music, projections and creative writing. All of the groups involved explored the notions of freedom and slavery during a series of workshops. On the day of the performance, Baroness Lola Young visited the Remembering Slavery exhibition and then watched vignettes of the show at Dance City.

Click here to view the freedom performance, video

North East Tonight report: Remembering Slavery

Click here to view the North East Tonight report: Mary Ann Macham, video

Part one of a report by Tyne Tees TV about Remembering Slavery 2007 and events marking the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade. It features interviews with Hazel Edwards (Remembering Slavery coordinator), Liz O'Donnell (a local academic) and Peter Adegbie (a local writer). The report highlights the connection between the north east and the slave trade and discusses the work of Newcastle Quakers in the campaign for abolition.

This news report has been made available with the permission of North Tyneside Council Local Studies Centre and ITV Tyne Tees. The report was produced, scripted and researched by Mychaela Stevenson at ITV Tyne Tees.

North East Tonight report: Mary Ann Macham

Click here to view the North East Tonight report: Remembering Slavery, video

Part two of a report by Tyne Tees TV about Remembering Slavery 2007 and events marking the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade. The report focuses on the life of Mary Ann Macham, an escaped enslaved worker from Virginia who travelled across the Atlantic Ocean and arrived in North Shields in 1831. The account highlights Mary Ann's marriage to a local rope maker called James Blyth and their life together in various houses on Howard Street in North Shields. Mary Ann Macham died in 1893 and is buried in Preston Village in North Shields.

For more information about the extraordinary account of Mary Ann's life, please see the online exhibition. (Link to 'Mary Ann Macham' page on the online exhibition)

This news report has been made available with the permission of North Tyneside Council Local Studies Centre and ITV Tyne Tees. The report was produced, scripted and researched by Mychaela Stevenson at ITV Tyne Tees.

Remembering Slavery exhibition film

This short film was commissioned for the Remembering Slavery touring exhibition and was created by Media 19, a leading north east independent production company. The film is a fictional account of the life of an enslaved African. It follows him from capture in Africa, through the middle passage voyage, to plantation life in the Caribbean. It is influenced by original accounts by former enslaved Africans, such as the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano. The film lasts for about seven and a half minutes and contains words and images that some may find disturbing.

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Running time: 7 minutes, forty seconds

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John Charlton "Hidden Chains" Lecture

The slavery business and Northeast England, a lecture given by John Charlton at The Literary and Philosophical Society, Newcastle upon Tyne on 14 October 2008.

© Sally Mitchison

Download a transcript of this lecture.

Part 1

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Part 2

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