23rd August was the designated International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. An official website via UNESCO provides free access to a wealth of UN documents and projects relating to the trade itself, its nature, impact and history worldwide.
For information on the UK
- The legacies of British slave ownership project led by UCL has a database of slave owners with details of the compensation they received after the abolition of slavery.
- The UK parliament has a website with details of parliamentary campaigns to abolish slavery. It includes teaching materials, timelines and original petitions and other primary source documents.
- The National Archives has a large educational site with history, teaching materials and research guides highlighting relevant archives.
- A group of museums and archives have worked together to create Understanding Slavery, a project focused on supporting teaching about slavery issues. It includes timelines and thematic guides. There is also an online gallery of images of artefacts from the museums
- Anti-Slavery International has also digitised its collection of 18th and 19th century literature on the transatlantic slave trade which you can access on the website Recovered Histories. These include pamphlets, posters and campaign materials.