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.

Click here to view a collection of resources for the Caribbean.

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  • A Short History of Slavery, James Walvin
  • Bess: Now That I Have Found the Words, Rose Thomas
  • Black and British: A Forgotten History, David Olusoga
  • Blood Legacy: Reckoning With a Family’s Story of Slavery, Alex Renton
  • Britain’s Black Past, Gretchen H. Gerzina (ed)
  • Equiano, The Slave with the Loud Voice, Robert Hume
  • The Legacy of Slavery in Britain, Nigel Sadler
  • White Fury: A Jamaican Slaveholder and the Age of Revolution, Christer Petley
  • Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • Witnessing Slavery: Art and Travel in the Age of Abolition, Sarah Thomas
  • The National Archives – A comprehensive online exhibition that looks at the impact of the Black and Asian presence in Britain between 1500-1850. There is also a slavery section with research guides, digitised documents and teaching resources.
  • Understanding Slavery website – Teaching resources based on a number of museum collections relating to African history and the slave trade. 
  • UCL Database – The Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slavery’s research into British links to enslavement.
  • Lost Kingdoms of Africa – Narrated by Gus Casley-Hayford, this miniseries explores Africa’s pre-colonial history. 
  • The Empire Pays Back  – Robert Beckford presents this documentary on the Transatlantic slave trade and the debt Britain owes. 
  • Windrush – A four-part documentary series tracing the generation of Caribbean people who arrived to Britain on the Empire Windrush ship. 
  • Windrush Caribbean Film Festival – Seeks to engage and educate audiences across the UK about the contributions of the Windrush generation and their descendants.
  • Windrush and Us: The descendants of the generation who changed Britain – Documentary exploring the experience of the younger generation of descendants and what their future holds. 
  • 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. 

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