Saturday, November 12, 2005

'Voices of the Transatlantic Slave Trade'

'Voices of the Transatlantic Slave Trade' is a brand new teaching resource with a DVD and accompanying notes to support key stage 3 and above in teaching the history and abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

The DVD contains powerful first hand narratives, presented by professional actors, around the themes of Africa pre-slavery, the Triangular Trade, Capture and Middle Passage, Plantation Life, Rebellion and Abolition. From emotional extracts of the hardships endured by Mary Prince, to the A-Z alphabet taught to Sunday school children by the abolitionists, the DVD contains a wide range of stimulus material for use in the classroom.

The 20 page accompanying teachers' notes contain transcripts of all the extracts on the DVD, background biographies (including John Wesley, Frederick Douglass, Ignatius Sancho, Mary Prince, William Wilberforce and others), follow up activities for the classroom and curriculum links.

The pack is available for just £9.99 from
The British Empire & Commonwealth Museum
Clock Tower Yard
Temple Meads
Bristol, BS1 6QH
T: 0117 925 4980
F: 0117 925 4983

Please note the contacts at the museum have changed.

For Learning and the Understanding Slavery Initiative contact Lucy Bradley:

For 2007 exhibition contact Anne Lineen:

Katherine Hann is now freelance and can be
contacted at

2007 will see the commemoration of the end of the transatlantic trade in African people. To mark this anniversary, I am seeking articles by writers and artists about the relationship between African Diasporic/Black history and artistic expression by people of African heritage. Click here to read the Poem, "The Blood", which explores these themes. It takes a few moments to load. Please submit your article for consideration for my new website. This project is funded by Arts Council England. For more details, send an e-mail to

To order Black Success Stories, visit

See also: The Roots of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 2007 Commemoration,

Black History - Antislavery Resources

Keywords: Black Success Stories, African Diaspora, 2007 Commemoration, history, arts + culture

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