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.
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