Uprising & Resistance is a series of commissioned poetry and visual art responding to academic research from John Hopkins University and Black Beyond Data into the archives of Lloyd’s insurance market, which sheds light on the critical roles that City of London merchants, financiers and underwriters played in the British trans-Atlantic slave trade.
With partners Ink Sweat & Tears Press, Johns Hopkins University and Black Beyond Data, and as part of a research collaboration with Lloyd’s, Spread the Word ran the Uprising and Resistance project from October 2022 to March 2023.
Taking this historical research as a starting point, poets and visual artists were commissioned to respond to these challenging, traumatic and problematic archives, as well as the surrounding silences that they don’t record.
The Uprising and Resistance project anthology features creative work by poets Remi Graves, Keith Jarrett, Courtney Conrad and malakaï sergeant, and artists Jess Nash and Levi Naidu-Mitchell.
Image (C) Jess Nash
Edited by Gboyega Odubanjo, Uprising and Resistance was published by Ink Sweat & Tears Press in March 2023.
Page published Tuesday 1 August 2023