Who's Online Now
10 registered members (VNORTH2, CTthomas, PaulCanuck, Michael W. Brown, Kaminskied, Sunset Poet, couchgrouch, ckiphen, Guy E. Trepanier, 1 invisible), and 643 guests, and
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Shout Box
Member Spotlight
Barry Nelson
Barry Nelson
madison,tennessee, USA
Posts: 26
Joined: September 2006
Show All Member Profiles 
What's Going On
Crash & Burn
by Marilyn Oakley. 07/24/21 06:09 PM
Just Released a new single - "Movin' On"
by EasyHero. 07/24/21 01:39 PM
Not Without You
by Mimmo. 07/24/21 10:01 AM
Over There
by Mackie H.. 07/24/21 09:31 AM
Dayton street work exposes history of transport
by Gary E. Andrews. 07/24/21 05:29 AM
Tampa's up at 5 a.m. 25 Viewing. Sunstarrise soon!
by Gary E. Andrews. 07/24/21 05:05 AM
4th Annual SUMMER614 Aug. 14, 2021
by Gary E. Andrews. 07/24/21 05:01 AM
United Kingdom 34 viewing! July 23, 2021
by Gary E. Andrews. 07/23/21 10:35 PM
Truth
by Gavin Sinclair. 07/23/21 05:28 PM
The Devil must be laughing...
by JAPOV. 07/23/21 05:04 PM
Carry On
by JAPOV. 07/23/21 04:46 PM
My brain or my heart
by ckiphen. 07/23/21 04:11 PM
Phlat Out "On The Farm" Sep. 11, 2021
by Gary E. Andrews. 07/23/21 02:04 PM
Introducing..Re-Intr
oducing Gwen Stefani

by Fdemetrio. 07/23/21 01:06 PM
LOVE IS BLIND
by JAPOV. 07/23/21 07:31 AM
Amy's Drive-Thru Aug. 5, 2021 Bread & Roses
by Gary E. Andrews. 07/23/21 03:40 AM
27 viewing from Europe July 22, 2021
by Gary E. Andrews. 07/22/21 11:30 PM
Atlanta's awake! 31 viewing July 22, 2021
by Gary E. Andrews. 07/22/21 11:28 PM
32 viewing from Nashtown 4:49 EST! Hey!
by Gary E. Andrews. 07/22/21 11:26 PM
"ALEXA, HOLD MY BEER"
by Michael W. Brown. 07/22/21 08:45 PM
My Struggles With Religion
by Fdemetrio. 07/22/21 07:35 PM
Can't brainwash a conscience
by ckiphen. 07/22/21 03:32 PM
Believing
by ckiphen. 07/22/21 02:55 PM
Orlando's awake tonight! July 21, 2021
by Gary E. Andrews. 07/21/21 10:45 PM
Cape Cod's awake tonight! July 21, 2021
by Gary E. Andrews. 07/21/21 10:43 PM
Western Mass. is awake tonight! July 21, 2021
by Gary E. Andrews. 07/21/21 10:41 PM
Albany's awake tonight! July 21, 2021
by Gary E. Andrews. 07/21/21 10:39 PM
Baltimore's awake tonight! July 21, 2021
by Gary E. Andrews. 07/21/21 10:34 PM
Top Posters(All Time)
Calvin 19,839
Travis david 12,171
Kevin Emmrich 10,938
Jean Bullock 10,330
Kaley Willow 10,240
Two Singers 9,649
Joice Marie 9,186
Mackie H. 8,954
glynda 8,683
Mike Dunbar 8,574
Tricia Baker 8,318
couchgrouch 8,042
Colin Ward 7,909
Corey 7,357
Vicarn 6,780
Mark Kaufman 6,588
Wyman Lloyd 6,578
ben willis 6,111
niteshift 5,826
Lynn Orloff 5,788
Louis 5,725
Linda Sings 5,608
KimberlyinNC 5,210
Neil Cotton 4,909
Derek Hines 4,893
DonnaMarilyn 4,666
Blake Hill 4,528
Bob Cushing 4,389
Roy Cooper 4,262
Bill Osofsky 4,199
Tom Shea 4,179
Cindy Miller 4,178
Fdemetrio 4,131
TamsNumber4 4,130
nightengale 4,096
MFB III 3,969
Caroline 3,865
Kolstad 3,834
beechnut79 3,793
Dan Sullivan 3,710
E Swartz 3,675
Dottie 3,427
joewatt 3,411
Sunset Poet 3,368
Bill Cooper 3,279
John Hoffman 3,199
Skip Johnson 3,027
Pam Hurley 3,007
Terry G 3,005
PopTodd 2,890
Harriet Ames 2,870
Nigel Quin 2,867
MidniteBob 2,760
Nelson 2,616
Tom Tracy 2,558
Polly Hager 2,526
Jerry Jakala 2,524
Al Alvarez 2,499
Eric Thome 2,448
Hummingbird 2,401
Stan Loh 2,263
Sam Wilson 2,244
Judy Hollier 2,232
Wendy D 2,226
Erica Ellis 2,202
TrumanCoyote 2,096
Marty Helly 2,034
maccharles 2,000
DukeWill 1,988
floyd jane 1,985
Clint Anglin 1,904
cindyrella 1,888
David Wright 1,866
Clairejeanne 1,851
Cindy LaRosa 1,824
JAPOV 1,779
Ronald Boyt 1,675
Iggy 1,652
Noel Downs 1,633
Rick Heenan 1,608
Cal 1,574
Jack Swain 1,554
GocartMoz 1,552
Pete Larsen 1,537
Ann Tygart 1,529
Tom Breshers 1,487
RogerS 1,473
Tom Franz 1,473
Chuck Crowe 1,441
Ralph Blight 1,440
Rick Norton 1,429
Kenneth Cade 1,429
bholt 1,411
Letha Allen 1,408
in2piano 1,404
Stan Simons 1,402
mattbanx 1,384
Jen Shaner 1,373
Deej56 1,372
Charlie Wong 1,347
KevinP 1,324
Vondelle 1,316
Tom W. 1,313
Jan Petter 1,301
scottandrew 1,294
DakLander 1,265
Gerry 1,265
lane1777 1,254
PeteG 1,242
Ian Ferrin 1,235
Glen King 1,214
IdeaGuy 1,209
AaronAuthier 1,177
summeoyo 1,174
Diane Ewing 1,158
IronKnee 1,120
joro 1,082
BobbyJoe 1,075
S.DEE 1,040
yann 1,037
Tony A 1,016
9ne 1,015
argo 986
peaden 984
90 dB 964
Wolvman 960
Jak Kelly 912
krtinberg 890
Drifter 886
Petra 883
RJC 845
Brenda152 840
ckiphen 830
Nadia 829
ant 798
Juan 797
TKO 784
Dayson 781
frahmes 781
teletwang 762
Andy K 747
Andy Kemp 741
tbryson 737
Jackie444 731
3daveyO3 704
Dixie 701
Joy Boy 695
Irwin 689
Knute 686
Lee Arten 678
Moosesong 668
Pat Hardy 667
Katziis 652
R.T.MOORE 638
quality 637
CG King 622
douglas 621
Mel 614
R&M 609
NaomiSue 601
Shandy 589
Ria 587
TAMERA64 583
qbaum 570
nitepiano 566
pRISCILLA 556
Tink2 553
musica 539
deanbell 528
RobertK 527
BonzaiWag 523
Roderic 522
BB Wilbur 512
goodfolks 499
Zeek 487
Stu 486
Steve P. 481
KathyW 462
allenb 459
MaxG 458
Philjo 454
fanito 448
trush48 448
dmk 442
Rob L 439
arealrush 437
DGR 436
avweek 435
Stephen D 433
Emmy 431
marquez 422
kit 419
Softkrome 417
kyrksongs 415
RRon 408
Laura G. 407
VNORTH 407
Debra 407
eb 406
cuebald 399
EdPerrone 399
Dannyk1 395
Hobart 395
Davyboy49 393
Smile 389
GJShades 387
Ezt 384
tone 380
Marla 380
Cecilee 379
iggyiggy 378
coalminer 377
java 374
spidey 371
sweetsong 370
Alek 369
danny 367
Jim Ryan 360
papaG 353
Z - man 350
JamesDF5 348
John K 348
Jaden 344
ddreuter 341
TheBaz 340
Steggy 339
leif 339
tonedeaf 336
rickwork 334
Eddie Ray 332
Johnboy 328
Bob Lever 328
Helicon1 327
lucian 326
Muskie 321
kc 319
Z. Mulls 318
ptondreau 313
ONOFFON 312
Chris B. 310
VNORTH2 306
trush 304
ed323 297
Ellen M 294
markus-ky 292
lizzorn 291
nicnac49 290
Char 286
ktunes 285
mastrose 280
pammie 279
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#1176662 - 05/18/21 09:29 AM Rijksmuseum Slave Trade Exhibit May 17, 2021  
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,187
Gary E. Andrews Offline
Gary E. Andrews  Offline

Top 200 Poster

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,187
Portsmouth, Ohio, USA
https://www.yahoo.com/news/dutch-exhibition-takes-unflinching-look-095840995.html

MIKE CORDER
Tue, May 18, 2021, 5:58 AM EDT
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (AP) — The delicacy of one of the first objects in new exhibition at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum belies its brutality. At the end of a thin iron rod are the artistically interwoven letters GWC — used to brand the initials of a Dutch trading company into the skin of enslaved workers.

The stark contrast between finery and brutality, wealth and inhumanity is a recurring pattern at the museum's unflinching exhibition titled, simply, “Slavery,” that examines the history of Dutch involvement in the international slave trade.

Nearby, a huge wooden set of stocks and heavy iron chains and locks used to constrain enslaved people stands close to a small box, intricately decorated with gold, tortoiseshell and velvet celebrating some of the valuable commodities traded by the Dutch West India Company in the 18th century: Gold, ivory and human beings.

The exhibit, being opened Tuesday by King Willem-Alexander, tells the story of slavery by drilling down into the personal stories of 10 people, ranging from enslaved workers to a wealthy Amsterdam woman.

“We wanted to make the case, that this is a history that speaks to anybody in the Netherlands. It belongs to all of us, so that’s why we chose a personal approach," Valika Smeulders, head of the museum's history department, told The Associated Press.

The exhibition opens — belatedly and mainly online because of the COVID-19 pandemic — at a time when scrutiny of many nations' brutal colonial history has been spurred by the Black Lives Matter movement that swept the world last year after the death of Black man George Floyd.

School children will be able to visit the museum beginning this week, but the exhibition will not open to the general public until the Dutch lockdown eases further, possibly in June.

Amsterdam had a significant role in the global slave trade — the stately mansions lining its canals attest to the fortunes made by Golden Age traders often with the use of slave labor. That history has led to calls for a formal apology from the current municipality.

“Well, apologies are in the air, absolutely. And I think that, with this exhibition, as a museum, what we are adding to that is that we bring this story in the most honest way possible for us at the moment," said Smeulders.

The Dutch show is part of a broader movement to re-examine colonial histories. In neighboring Belgium, the Africa Museum near Brussels re-opened a few years ago after a major renovation and shone a light on the country's dark colonial history in Congo.

Germany is returning hundreds of artifacts known as the Benin Bronzes that were mostly looted from West Africa by a British colonial expedition. (Click the link to read more.)


There will always be another song to be written. Someone will write it. Why not you? www.garyeandrews.com
#1176681 - 05/18/21 06:09 PM Re: Rijksmuseum Slave Trade Exhibit May 17, 2021 [Re: Gary E. Andrews]  
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 1,779
JAPOV Offline
Top 200 Poster
JAPOV  Offline
Top 200 Poster

Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 1,779
Decatur, Alabama
Brilliant!

BUT... How much do you wanna' bet BLM/ANTIFA will find a reason to hate it?


Support Just Plain Folks

We would like to keep the membership in Just Plain Folks FREE! Your donation helps support the many programs we offer including Road Trips and the Music Awards.


Newest Members
tracytrainor, Vetinva, wenjames, Tyler_Hampton, Ethans
21341 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums116
Topics121,892
Posts1,146,516
Members21,341
Average Posts Daily33
Most Online37,523
Jan 25th, 2020
Just Plain Quotes
"Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug and if you're an artist, sometimes you're both." –Brian Austin Whitney
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
Popular Topics(Views)
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0