History of Slavery

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

Bob Marley live
Camden Monday 2nd - 3rd August 2021

MARLEY

Following sell out tours of the UK, USA and Europe with their unique interpretation of Graceland, London’s most…

Camden Monday 2 August 2021

Essentially Black

“In my opinion, the purpose of studying history is for us to learn from our predecessors, not judge…

Southwark Monday 2 August 2021

Ego Ella May

Ego Ella May is a British songwriter and vocalist from south London. She has an all-encompassing love of…

artist Arlo Parks
Liverpool Tuesday 3 August 2021

Arlo Parks

Nineteen year-old, London-based musician and poet Arlo Parks has been climbing the ranks as an artist to watch since…

Southampton Tuesday 3 August - Wednesday 4 August 2021

Carlos Acosta On Before

Carlos Acosta is the world’s favourite dancer and On Before, which sees him dance a full-length show again,…

Kensington and Chelsea Tuesday 3 August 2021

Every Sinner Has a Future

Every Sinner has a Future’ is a one-man show written and performed by Frank Skully about his lived…