The Abolition of the Slave Trade Act 1807 was the start of a successful process that outlawed the African slave trade worldwide. After centuries of suffering, millions of African slaves were eventually freed and millions of lives saved. Those who worked so hard in the 18th and 19th century to abolish slavery would be shocked to find that there was still so much work to be done 200 years later. On this 200th anniversary slavery has changed but it has not been eradicated. The sites you see archived here attempt to catalog the anniversary and the programs created to educate the public.
The Abolition of the Slave Trade Act passed in 1807 made it illegal for Britain to participate in kidnapping, capturing, and transporting African people from their homeland. The slave trade reached all segments of 18th and 19th century society, a modern day comparison to it would be the IT or the oil industry.
The sites you see archived here attempt to capture what was online from June 2007 to June 2008.
Other 2007 ephemera not in digital format form part of a related collection deposited at the newly established Black Cultural Archives in London.