Abolition 200

Bristol Black Archives Partnership calendar

A 2007 calendar produced by the Bristol Black Archives Partnership aims to raise awareness of the importance of preserving African-Caribbean history and encouraging more African-Caribbean and other black people to contribute documents, photographs, film and other records to the city's official archive and objects to the city's museums.
For further information, please contact karen_garvey@bristol-city.gov.uk.

2007 marks the 200th anniversary of the passage of the 1807 Abolition of the Slave Trade Act through the British parliament.

Throughout 2007, events, exhibitions and educational projects will be organised across the UK to mark the bicentenary.

2007 will bring into focus modern forms of social injustice, such as human trafficking, forced labour, debt bondage and trade inequity. Many of the campaigns to tackle these issues resonate with the abolition of the slave trade movement. The University of Bristol is contributing to Abolition 200 in a variety of ways:

University of Bristol events

Wednesday 19 September 2007, 1.00-2.15pm
Arts & Social Sciences Library, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol.

Free, but places must be booked beforehand. Book by calling Joan Lewis, Centre for Public Engagement, on (0117) 928 7157 or email: joan.lewis@bristol.ac.uk.

Michael Richardson, Assistant Librarian, Information Management - Abolition 200: Documenting slavery and the abolition controversy.
To mark the 200th anniversary of the passing of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act, there will be a display of representative original manuscript and printed material, drawn from the rich holdings of the University Library, ranging from the correspondence of a slave-trading captain, through the administrative records of plantations, to the discordant strains of published opinion.

The majority of events organised by the University of Bristol to mark Abolition 200 took place early in 2007.

Other organisations are also involved in events for Abolition 200:

Small Island

Read about the biggest mass-reading initiative that has ever taken place in Britain. This year's project brings together Aye Write! the Glasgow book festival, the Bristol and South West Great Reading Adventures, Hull Libraries and Liverpool Reads to encourage people to read Andrea Levy's highly-acclaimed novel Small Island.