In 2002 the idea of a permanent memorial to remember the enslaved and their descendants was born. As a result Memorial 2007 as a group was formed in January 2005 by volunteers and is now a charitable company limited by guarantee.
We are seeking to erect the first national memorial anywhere in the world to commemorate enslaved Africans and their descendants on a site in the Rose Gardens of London's Hyde Park.
The Memorial statue, a powerful work designed by leading international artist Les Johnson and selected after a public competition depicts the story of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
It will be placed within a landscaped site including the flora of Africa as an oasis of remembrance.
The statue and memorial garden will become a place for reflection and education and will form part of the UNESCO World Slave Route Heritage Project linking the key global sites associated with the slave trade.