Between 1500 and 1800, millions of Africans sailed to the New World against their will, with almost ninety percent going to Spanish and Portuguese colonies. This exhibition explores the lives of Africans during the first three centuries of the American enterprise, with particular emphasis on how the slave trade created the prosperity of the New World and stamped the evolving society with indelible aspects of African culture.
The story of Africa in the Americas: Slavery in Spanish and Portuguese Realms is told through illustrations of paintings, watercolor sketches, details from panoramic panel and mural paintings, engravings, archival documents, color photographs of historic places, and maps and graphs of the origins and destinations of slaves. Panel topics include:
Africa in the Americas is an exhibition produced by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Africa in the Americas: Slavery in Spanish and Portuguese Realms is available in three formats:
|Freestanding (Copy 1)|
|Content||10 double-sided panels (28" x 42")|
11 support legs (72" tall)
|Space Requirements||140 square feet of floor space (14' x 10')|
|Shipping Weight and Dimensions||Travels in 3 plastic cases:|
|Rental Period||4 weeks|
|Wall-hanging (Copy 2)|
|Content||20 single-sided panels (28” x 42”)|
|Space Requirements||65’ of linear wall space|
|Shipping Weight and Dimensions||Travels in 2 wooden crates:|
|Rental Period||6 weeks|
*Rental fees are based primarily on the cost of shipping. Prices may vary based on current fuel surcharges or venue location within the state of Texas. Out-of-state rentals are priced on an individual basis. Please call for a rental fee quote specific to your venue.
A specified number of print materials are provided with this exhibition at no additional cost. Additional copies of these materials may be obtained for a nominal fee:
Africa in the Americas press release.
A publicity image is available for promoting this exhibition at your venue. Please contact the exhibitions coordinator to request an electronic file of this image. Please allow 2-3 weeks for the exhibitions coordinator to process your request.
Venues may request a CD with the Humanities Texas logo in a number of electronic file formats for use when developing print and online promotional materials. Logo files are also available for download on the logo page.
Call 512.440.1991 or email
All dates available. Contact us to reserve this exhibition for the upcoming year.