Transatlantic Slave Trade

B Encyclopaedia Africana November 22, 2020 BARBADOS, 1625 -SETTLEMENT BY THE ENGLISH

Across the Americas, the Spanish and Portuguese and then the Dutch were heavily involved in trading Africans to the New World. By 1663, England’s Royal Adventurers to Africa were fully involved as well, regularly offering slaves for sale in the West Indies for £17 each .


Many of the enslaved Africans were branded with the initials ‘DY’, standing for Duke of York. They were shipped to Barbados and other Caribbean islands to work on the new sugar plantations, as well as further north to England’s American colonies.

Encyclopaedia Africana I October 9, 2020 IGNATIUS SANCHO: BRITISH LIBRARY ENTRY (EXTRACT)

Despite his high-society associations, his ownership of property and his right to vote, Sancho was always aware of his African heritage.

Encyclopaedia Africana O October 9, 2020 OTTOBAH CUGOANO: BRITISH LIBRARY ENTRY

It was the first book written by an African to demand the total abolition of the slave trade. It was also the first to press for reparations to African nations impacted by large-scale human trafficking.

Encyclopaedia Africana O October 9, 2020 OLAUDAH EQUIANO: BRITISH LIBRARY ENTRY

He was baptised at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster, in February 1759.

Encyclopaedia Africana R October 9, 2020 ROYAL CHARTER OF THE AFRICA COMPANY

Charter allowing for the capture, kidnap and enslavement of Africans and the commitment to England’s role in the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Encyclopaedia Africana G October 6, 2020 THE 1811 GERMAN COAST UPRISING

The enslaved wreaked havoc on the region, set plantations on fire as they marched towards New Orleans, and recruited additional enslaved, while white residents fled to the city of New Orleans or the backwoods nearer their plantations.

Oct'20 What's Going On September 29, 2020 21.10.2020: African History before the slave trade: A Hidden History, online event

Black History Studies presents a fascination presentation of the little-known facts about Africa’s extensive history which will amaze all who attend.

Oct'20 What's Going On September 29, 2020 19.10.2020: Twelve Black History Icons During the Slave Trade Period, online event

This inspirational multi-media presentation documents the brilliant careers of high achieving Blacks during the LEAST favourable era for them to have flourished: The Slave Trade.

Listening Tree Poetry (LT) September 27, 2020 REDEMPTION SONG by BOB MARLEY

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our minds

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