The Business of the Slave Trade
24 May 2007 – 6 April 2008
Part of the Atlantic Trade and Identity season
This small exhibition explores how the Transatlantic Slave Trade functioned.
Covering more than 500 years, including the Parliamentary Abolition of the Slave Trade in 1807, it features resistance leaders including Toussaint l'Ouverture, Olaudah Equiano and Nanny of the Maroons, and their continuing legacy of the struggle to end enslavement.
Cowrie moneta, with hole in back. Kingdom of Bambara, 1796.