“We’re told Britain’s the good guy, Britain abolished slavery but we can’t do that!” — A look at Britan’s slave-trading legacy

Credit, PA media. Fallen Edward Colston statue
Credit Historic England Archive. The Edward Colston statue photographed in photographed around 1895–1900, Bristol.

How Britain remembers it’s slave trade past

Credit Michael Graham-Stewart , circa 1880.

How abolition came about in British Caribbean colonies

Britain’s economy was in flux

Credit The National Archive

Resistance and rebellion against the British slave trade

Credit The National Archives. The document gives an account of how a slave leader Cudjoe threatened an estate overseer in Tobago during revolts round 1774.
Leader of Leeward slave rebellion leader Cudjoe
Image of Leeward Maroon leader, Cudjoe.

Haitian revolution

The Maroon wars

Credit The National Archive. British military order that enslaved Africans must surrender the eleven-day Baptist rebellion that started on 25 December 1831. 20,000–60,000 enslaved Africans in Jamacia rebelled.

The compensation of slaveowners

Moving forward and understanding Britain’s legacy

How we remember Britain’s legacy

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