Hands on activity

Botany of resistance

Okra flower
12 Oct 2019
Suitable for:
all visitors
Free drop-in event, no need to book
Anthony Walker Education Centre

Join us to get hands on with objects from our museum collections and discover more about how plants and things made from them can tell us different stories about enslaved people, their lives and the ways that they resisted enslavement.

In this video, expert Geri Augusto explains how enslaved people used plants such as okra and traditional African dishes to survive life on plantations in the Americas during the time of the transatlantic slave trade.

This event is part of our Black History Month event series.