New digital archive of slave trade commemorations

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‘Remembering Slavery 1807-2007’ is a digital archive of records from UK projects which in 2007 commemorated the bicentenary of the abolition of the British transatlantic slave trade following the Abolition Act of 1807. The archive will be launched by the University of Hull in September 2017. Alongside material from the many exhibitions, performances, festivals, church services, workshops, community initiatives and other events that took place in 2007, the freely accessible digital resource will include educational materials exploring representations of slavery and abolition and their place in the UK’s public memory.

We are asking for input and help from community archives and heritage groups around the UK. Did you organise an event to remember slavery and abolition in 2007? Do you have surviving materials you would be happy to share with the archive? Please contact Dr Mary Wills at the University of Hull for more information:

‘Remembering Slavery 1807-2007’ is one part of ‘The Antislavery Usable Past’, based at the Universities of Hull, Nottingham and Queens Belfast. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, this wider project seeks to identify lessons and legacies of the antislavery past to inform current efforts against modern slavery.

Please forward this posting to any individual or organisation

you know was involved in work on the 2007 Remembrance. 



About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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