Learning Hub

Below you will find a curated collection of books, resources, organisations and videos to help you dive deeper into the history of chattel enslavement and its legacies.

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  • A House for Mr. Biswas, V.S. Naipaul
  • A Small Place, Jamaica Kincaid
  • A Concise History of the Caribbean, B. W. Higman
  • Brother Man, Roger Mais
  • Capitalism and Slavery, Eric Williams
  • Caribbean Slavery in the Atlantic World, Professor Verene A. Shepherd
  • Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive, Marisa J. Fuentes
  • Freedom Roots: Histories from the Caribbean, Laurent Dubois and Richard Lee Turits
  • Hadriana in All My Dreams (Hadriana dans Tous mes Rêves), René Depestre
  • How Britain Underdeveloped the Caribbean: A Reparation Response to Europe’s Legacy of Plunder, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles
  • In Miserable Slavery: Thomas Thistlewood in Jamaica 1750-1786, Douglas Hall
  • In the Castle of My Skin, George Lamming
  • Omeros, Derek Walcott
  • Shape-Shifter, Pauline Melville
  • Slavery and Social Death: A Comparative Study, Orlando Patterson
  • Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War, Professor Vincent Brown
  • The Confounding Island: Jamaica and the Postcolonial Predicament, Orlando Patterson
  • The First Black Slave Society: Britain’s “Barbarity Time” in Barbados 1636-1876, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles
  • The Indian Caribbean: Migration and Identity in the Diaspora, Lomarsh Roopnarine
  • The Wretched of the Earth, Frantz Fanon
  • Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys
  • Women in Caribbean History: The British-Colonised Territories, Professor Verene A. Shepherd
  • Book of Cinz  – A platform to encourage people to read Caribbean titles and authors.
  • Rebel Women Lit – Based in Jamaica but a global ‘bibliotherapy community’ dedicated to creating safe, intimate, queer and lit spaces through reading and podcasts.
  • Slavery Images – A visual record of the African Slave Trade and slave life in the early African diaspora.
  • SlaveVoyages  – A collaborative digital initiative that compiles and makes publicly accessible records of the largest slave trades in history.
  • UNESCO: Routes of Enslaved People – A project to produce innovative knowledge, develop high-level scientific networks and support memory initiatives on the theme of slavery, its abolition and the resistance it generated.
  • UNESCO: Slavery and Remembrance  – Aims to broaden our understandings of a shared past shaped by chattel slavery and the transatlantic trafficking of enslaved Africans.
  • 13th (US) – Directed by Ava DuVernay, this documentary film explores the intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States, tracing a lineage from the 13th Amendment to contemporary prison systems.
  • African Redemption: The Life and Legacy of Marcus Garvey – A documentary directed by Roy T. Anderson that delves into the life and influence of Marcus Garvey, a prominent figure in the Pan-African movement. 
  • Enslaved: The Lost History of The Transatlantic Slave Trade – Directed by Simcha Jacobovici and narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, this six-part series uncovers the forgotten stories of the transatlantic trafficking through archaeological discoveries. 
  • Exterminate All the Brutes – Written and directed by Raoul Peck, this documentary mini-series explores colonisation, genocide, chattel slavery and white supremacy. 
  • Frederick Douglass and the White Negro – A film written and directed by John J. Doherty tells the story of formerly enslaved abolitionist, writer, and politician Frederick Douglass and his escape to Ireland from America in the 1840s.
  • Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery – Harvard University delves into its historical ties to slavery and their efforts towards acknowledgment and reconciliation.
  • Reparations – A film by Jon Osaki exploring the four-century struggle to seek repair and atonement for slavery in the United States. 
  • The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes – A concise overview of the transatlantic slave trade’s history and impact. 
  • The Big Payback – Directed by Erika Alexander and Whitney Dow, this documentary investigates the complexities of racial wealth disparities and economic justice in the United States. 
  • The Irish of Montserrat – Directed by Josph Dunn, this documentary sheds light on the Irish heritage of Montserrat and explores its cultural significance and the remaining legacy. 
  • The Price of Memory: Reparations – Directed by Karen Marks Mafundikwa, this film traces the petition of Queen Elizabeth II for reparations by a group of Rastafaris in Jamaica and the ensuing reparations lawsuit. 
  • Walter Rodney: What They Don’t Want You to Know – A documentary directed by Arlen Harris and Daniyal Harris-Vadja that uncovers the life and teachings of Guyanese scholar and activist Walter Rodney. 

Caribbean Organisations

  • Black Consciousness Festival – A global platform that builds awareness and connects people of African descent with each other through sharing information, traditions, histories, intentions, traumas, celebrations, legacies and stories.
  • Black Lives Matter – #BlackLivesMatter is a global organisation whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities.
  • Caribbean Girls’ Collective – A group of like-minded organisations working with girls across the Caribbean and empowering them to fulfil their potential.
  • CARICOM – A regional organisation comprising 15 Caribbean member states.
  • CARICOM Reparations Commission – Regional body dedicated to guiding the Caribbean in the reparatory justice movement.
  • Centre for Reparation Research – Centre dedicated to research, knowledge creation, documentation and the dissemination of information to the Reparatory Justice Movement. The Centre also supports and contributes to the implementation of CARICOM’s Reparatory Justice Programme.
  • Haitian Women’s Collective – An organisation dedicated to advancing health, education, civic engagement, leadership and opportunities for diverse communities in Haiti.
  • Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti – A partnership of human rights advocates and organisations in Haiti and the U.S. tackling the root causes of injustice that impacts basic human rights in Haiti. 
  • Ikemba: Youth for Reparations – Guyanese youth advocacy organisation for reparations.
  • Indo-Caribbean Cultural Centre – A non-profit, independent, educational organisation committed to the production of information about people, issues and events affecting Hindus and Indians in multi-ethnic Trinidad and the Caribbean.
  • Know Your Caribbean – A platform dedicated to the enrichment of the history and culture of the Caribbean with particular focus on the untold stories of the region.
  • My Trident is Broken – Barbados’ National Task Force on Reparations seeks to ensure that Barbados receives holistic reparations from the ills of slavery.
  • National African-American Reparations Commission – NAARC is a group of professionals with backgrounds in law, medicine, journalism, academia, history, civil rights and social justice advocacy. They are united in a common commitment to fight for reparatory justice, compensation and restoration of African American communities.
  • Walter Rodney Foundation – Formed by the Rodney family, this non-profit organisation shares the life and works of Dr. Rodney with students, scholars, and community activists around the world.

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