Remembering Slavery

Remembering Slavery Helpful Links

Helpful Links

Places to Visit

  • Cowper and Newton Museum

    Orchard Side, Market Place, Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ
    01234 711516

    Relates to John Newton, a former master of a slave ship who wrote 'Amazing Grace' and took part in the anti-slavery movement.

  • International Slavery Museum

    Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AQ
    0151 4784499

    The International Slavery Museum explores both the historical and contemporary aspects of slavery, addressing the many legacies of the slave trade and telling stories of bravery and rebellion amongst the enslaved people. These are stories which have been largely untold.

  • Museum in Docklands

    Museum in Docklands, West India Quay, Canary Wharf, London E14 4AL
    0870 444 3851

    The museum includes a permanent exhibition examining London’s involvement in transatlantic slavery in the thought-provoking gallery, London, Sugar & Slavery.

  • National Maritime Museum

    Park Row Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF
    020 8858 4422

    The museum includes the Atlantic Worlds gallery which explores the interrelationship between Britain, Africa and the Americas between 1600–1850 and the impact of empire on three continents.

  • Wilberforce House Museum

    25 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NQ
    01482 613902

    Wilberforce House Museum explores the history of slavery, abolition and the legacy of slavery today. It is the birthplace of slavery abolitionist William Wilberforce.

  • Harewood House Trust Ltd.

    Moor House, Harewood Estate, Harewood, Leeds, LS17 9LQ
    0113 218 1010

    Henry Lascelles, whose family built Harewood House, was one of the most successful traders of enslaved Africans and sugar merchants in the eighteenth century.

Libraries & Archives

  • British Library Newspaper Library

    Colindale Avenue, London NW9 5HE
    020 7412 7353

    Holds the Anti-Slavery Advocate (1852 - 1863), Anti-Slavery Recorder (1853) and other newspaper articles relating to the slave trade activities in Britain and America.

  • Hull History Centre

    Hull History Centre is currently in development, please consult
    Over 1,500 volumes on William Wilberforce, the abolition of slavery, and ancient and modern slavery.

  • Liverpool Central Library and Liverpool Record Office

    William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EW
    0151 2335817

    Holds a range of books on slavery and the slave trade

  • Anti-Slavery International

    Anti-Slavery International, Thomas Clarkson House, The Stableyard, Broomgrove Road, London, SW9 9TL
    020 7501 8939

    Library contains contemporary and historical material on slavery and related subjects, including books, journals and reports.

  • Parliamentary Archives

    Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0PW
    020 7219 723074

    Holds legal and parliamentary history and original parliamentary Acts associated with slavery and its abolition.

  • Religious Society of Friends Library

    Friends House, 173 - 177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ
    020 7663 1135

    Collection of rare historical documents on Quaker involvement with the early anti-slavery movement.

  • National Archives

    Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU
    020 8876 344

    Collection of records relating to British imperial and colonial history. Visit the Moving Here section of the website which records migration experiences.

Note: this is not an exhaustive list and you will find links to other useful websites and materials from those listed below. The websites listed were active in Septermber 2009 when this list was compiled.

Understanding Slavery Initiative
Educational resources including images and lesson ideas for teaching the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Spartacus Education Site
Primarily related to school activities, it also contains references to accounts by enslaved Africans, slave systems, events, anti-slavery groups and legislation.

National Maritime Museum - Freedom Teachers' Pack
A Key Stage 3 resource about Britain and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Free the Slaves
An American website with downloadable material and lesson ideas for teaching modern slavery issues.

Durham University Library
Durham University Library's education zone. It aims to promote the study of the past by encouraging the use of primary source material. Find out what people who supported slavery thought and what motivated the anti-slavery campaigners to agitate for an end to slavery in the nineteenth century.

Citizenship Foundation
Free lesson plans and resources on the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade in the former British Empire.

Free at Last
Very user friendly website, based around an exhibition in London called Free at Last in 2007. The main focus of the exhibition was a replica of the Zong slave ship which sailed into London in March 2007.

Project Gutenberg
Free e-books, including accounts by Frederick Douglass and William Wells Brown. Based in America so more useful for American slavery.

Rendezvous of Victory
A heritage learning movement that seeks to continue and advance globally, the historical work of communities of anti-Slavery abolitionist resistance.

Wilberforce Institute for Slavery and Emancipation (WISE)
WISE (Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation)
University of Hull
Oriel Chambers
27 High Street

01482 305176
WISE is a research institute addressing the history of slavery, emancipation and the social injustices associated with slavery in the 21st century.

Explore Black presence in Britain:

The Equiano Society
The Society was formed in London in November 1996. Its main objective is to publicise and celebrate the life and work of Olaudah Equiano.

Black History Month
Information about black history month.
Examples of British black people with links to slavery.
Useful introduction for the general reader.

Websites covering modern examples of slavery:

Anti-Slavery International
The campaigning charity, Anti-Slavery International, provides information about slavery around the world today.

BBC World Service
Explores some of the places where slavery is still common and takes a look at the fastest-growing problem in modern slavery; trafficking people into the west

Free the Slaves
Free the Slaves is a non-profit organisation working to end slavery worldwide.

Oxfam offers a huge range of ideas, resources and support for developing the global dimension in the classroom.

Dred Scott vs Sandford case

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