Slavery: The transatlantic slave trade

The transatlantic slave trade had a huge impact on economies, societies and cultures all over the world and its legacy remains today. Whilst the transatlantic trade was abolished in 1807, some forms of slavery still exist today.

Understanding Slavery Initiative

A national learning project which uses museum and heritage collections to support teaching and learning about transatlantic slavery and its legacies. Through this website six museums across the UK are working in partnership to share expertise, develo

Yet We Survive

This book tells the story of the Kalinago people of Dominica in the eastern Caribbean. They are among the last survivors of the indigenous peoples of the region who were there when Christopher Columbus arrived 500 years ago.

The wealth of Africa

These free online resources from the British Museum support the teaching of the history of Africa and the history of the British Empire. They draw on the British Museum’s collection, including illustrations, photographs, textual sources and research.

Remembering Slavery 2007

This online resource from Durham University Museums and Special Collections draw upon original documents and artefacts held in Durham’s museums. It was first put together for the Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade in 2007.

Products of Slavery

There are at least 12.3 million people working in forced labour (modern day slavery). Investigations show that forced labour is used in 58 countries to produce 122 types of product. This poster and website show the products and locate them on a world

Recovered Histories

This is a cross-curricular resource to encourage community cohesion and citizenship through teaching about enslavement. It provides activities that engage students in the history of Britain and its involvement in the slave trade, the role of ordinary

Unlocking Perceptions

This resource provides teachers with hints and tips on approaches to teaching and learning about transatlantic slavery. Engaging with the history and legacies of the transatlantic slave trade may be more challenging than other subjects.

Video Art Postcards

In the summer of 2007, two groups of teenagers from the London Borough of Newham participated in a unique experience. Assisted by video artists and historians, the teenagers uncovered sites related to historical racism and anti-racism in the West Ind