Sunlight masks a sober sculpture
The cruel shadowed history of slavery
Trapped in dark cellars
Whipped to test endurance
Shipped far away
A legacy of lost heritage
This is written and inspired by my friend Kristin and all her fellow African Americans whose ancestors suffered similar fates.
This memorial to the slaves is in Stone Town, Zanzibar. The site of the old whipping point is behind the altar of the Anglican Cathedral, and the former cellars under a nearby building.
This post is my contribution to this week’s Shadow Shot Sunday.