See Michael Gerson's piece on David Brion Davis's lecture in the Washington Post

Photographs from the conference

British Anti-slavery by Dr John Oldfield, BBC. A summary of the British slave trade and anti-slavery societies in GB and abroad.

African American Odyssey Introduction: Abolition, Anti-Slavery Movements, and the Rise of the Sectional Controversy.
Sponsored by the Library of Congress.

The African-American Mosaic: Conflict of Abolition and Slavery. Sponsored by the Library of Congress.

Amazing Grace based on the life of antislavery pioneer William Wilberforce, is directed by Michael Apted (The World is Not Enough, Coal Miner's Daughter) from an original screenplay written by Academy Award nominee Steven Knight (Dirty Pretty Things).

The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record. "The approximately 1,200 images in this collection have been selected from a wide range of sources, most of them dating from the period of slavery."

Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade, British Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Links to commemorative events in London and elsewhere in the UK.

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938. "Contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves. These narratives were collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and assembled and microfilmed in 1941 as the seventeen-volume Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves."

Caribbean Views: Sugar, Slavery and the Making of the West Indies.  Part of the British Library's Collect Britain site, this page contains material on the African trade, Olaudah Equiano, British abolitionism, and much more.

"Olaudah Equiano, the South Carolinian?" Historically Speaking: The Bulletin of the Historical Society (January/February 2006).

Samuel J. May Anti-Slavery Collection, Cornell university Library. This site contains a large collection of documents relating to the abolition of slavery in America, Britain, and France.

. This site gathers information about the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Great Britain and has numerous links to commemorations, exhibitions, and current crusades.

For more information, contact: Donald Yerxa,

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