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Milestones in Black History

A good reference site, providing a chronological list of many events that shaped black history and some information about the brave men and women who led the way. Thanks to Abby for recommending this site to us.


Understanding Slavery

This site is designed to encourage teachers, educators and young people to examine the history and legacies of the transatlantic slave trade through digitised museum artefacts.


Breaking the Silence

This site is part of a global attempt to improve teaching, awareness and understanding about the transatlantic slave trade and its legacies today. Breaking the Silence' is a UNESCO ASPnet education project, that links up to 150 schools in 23 countries.


Black History 4 Schools

A leading website dedicated to the promotion of Black and Asian British history in schools. The resources are freely available and cover topics ranging from the Romans to the Windrush.


Brycchan Carey's website

English academic Brycchan Carey has dedicated his site to the literature, history, and culture of eighteenth and nineteenth-century Britain and Black British writers of the period, such as Ignatius Sancho, Olaudah Equiano, and Ottobah Cugoano.


Spartacus: The Slave Trade

This online encyclopaedia for schools provides a wealth of material on slave society and the abolition campaigners.


The Abominable Traffic

Learn about Cumbria's slave trading history and its legacy through this online resource, supporting teaching across the curriculum.


Slaves' Stories

This site follows the fictional lives of four Africans from enslavement through the Middle Passage to the plantations and emancipation.


George Bridgetower - Art Libery and Slavery

In this website and resource pack we take a close look at George Bridgetower and his relationship with Beethoven. We also examine other artists, writers and musicians who were working at the same time as Bridgetower, with a special focus on their relationship to the anti-slavery movement.


Remembering Slavery

Overview of slavery and the slave trade by the Northern Grid for Learning.


Scotland and the Abolition of the Slave Trade

This learning resource for Scottish primary schools and early secondary pupils was developed to mark the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade.


The U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment

The U.S. Constitution, ratified on September 17, 1787, is the oldest written constitution for a country that is still in use today. Find out more about the 14th Amendment and its role in ensuring the civil rights of all Americans.



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