History of Slavery

Jacques Callot, The Slave Market, 1629. Picture: National Gallery of Art / CC0 - Credit: National Gallery of Art / CC0

The last slave owners of Islington

Islington in the 1830s was transforming from rural outskirts into a genteel suburb. Like today, bricks and mortar…


View of island Goree with fort and Dakar city visible in the background. Gorée Island. Dakar, Senegal. Africa. Île de Gorée.

Slave Trade Routes

Countless local and regional slave trades in Europe, Africa, and the Americas combined to create the transatlantic slave…


The Slave Hunt” depicts soldiers from Sokoto raiding a village to capture slaves. [Harper’s Weekly (Sept. 12, 1857), p. 581]

The Slave Hunt – Capture and Captives

For three and a half centuries, European slavers carried African captives across the Atlantic in slave ships originating…


Slaves for Sale in New Orleans in April 1861. In urban New Orleans, some slaves were skilled servants, drivers, and cooks for the well to do. April 1861.

Economics and the Slave Trade

The number of European and American merchants, shipbuilders, and investors directly involved in the transatlantic slave trade over…


Williams Pantycelyn was a pioneer in publishing slave narratives in Welsh

The Welsh abolitionists

The abolitionists were up against some formidable economic interests – and some of them even ended up getting…


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Black History Month

2021 LISTINGS

Brighton and Hove Tuesday 26 October 2021

Sam Wise

Hailing from South London, Sam Wise has quickly become one of the most differentiated and exciting artists to…

Glasgow Tuesday 26 October 2021

Pip Millet

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Hackney Tuesday 26 October 2021

Jords

Jordan Edwards-Wilks, better known by his stage name Jords, is a Croydon songwriter who has earned his stripes…

Westminster Tuesday 26 October 2021

Black Men Business Talks

The Black Men Business Talks will offer Black men a space to learn effective growth strategies for business…

Manchester Tuesday 26 October 2021

Ocean Wisdom

Ferocious and fierce with a faultless flow, Ocean Wisdom has cemented himself as one of the most versatile…