About Slavery

 “Slavery occurs when one person completely controls another person, using violence or the threat of violence to maintain that control, exploits them economically, pays them nothing and they cannot walk away.” - Not For Sale Campaign

The William Wilberforce Monument Fund is not just about lighting the monument, but also aims to increase awareness of the issue of slavery past and present, and the magnitude of what Wilberforce and others managed to achieve.

Below are links to inform about slavery both back at the time of Wilberforce and today.

Slavery in the past

Cape Coast Castle - a major slave castle in Ghana

Cape Coast Castle's Door of No Return

Free e-book: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Written by Herself by Harriet Ann Jacobs

A comprehensive insight into transatlantic slavery

Information from the National Archives about African people before and during the slave trade

Slaves narratives

Explore this visual collection of images of the Slave Trade

Transatlantic Slave Trade – Abolition Project

Facts and Figures

Information about some Caribbean abolitionists

Information about some American abolitionists

Transatlantic slave trade routes, voyages - maps representing various aspects of the slave trade

Slavery in the present day

Slavery in the 21st Century

Products of modern day slavery

More Precious than Gold UNICEF 3 minute film about child trafficking

Guardian tips for teaching contemporary slavery

House of Commons Exhibition on Modern Day Slavery 2014

Resource for contemporary slavery (International Slavery Museum and partners)

Modern slavery teaching resources including lesson plans

Global Slavery Index 2013 - Estimates of people in slavery

Current government anti-slavery campaign

My Sleep is my Break – An Amnesty international report on Domestic Slavery April 2014

Human Trafficking Awareness - Salvation Army Toolkit

Education Packs

Teaching enslavement and its legacies across the curriculum - Anti-slavery International

Understanding Freedom Initiative

10 minute excerpt from the film Slave Routes: A Global Vision, UNESCO

World Study Before 1900

Wilberforce House 'My Learning' KS3 Resource

The Abolition Project

Secondary lesson plans KS3-4: slavery, trafficking and human rights

Assemblies KS3-4

Child Domestic Workers – Secondary Schools

War Child – lesson plans and resources age 9-11 ideal for citizenship

Assemblies KS1-2

Child Domestic Workers – Primary Schools

Fair’s Fair: Anti-Slavery – Global trade in sports

Maps of Africa - then and now