In the boxes was the life of a couple of whom their global journey was dedicated to political change and the global fight for equality and justice for black people. Starting their lives in Latin America, coming of age in NY during the Harlem Renaissance and travelling the world as part of the communist party till after WO II, to spend the last part of their life in Amsterdam battling colonialism and racism. The story of the Huiswouds shows that there has been a long tradition of black emancipation and political organizing in the Netherlands. They are key figures in connecting an international network of anti-colonial thinkers, writers and activists, such as Anton de Kom, Marcus Garvey, W.E.B. Du Bois and Langston Hughes to the Dutch locality and history.