Archivists race to digitize slavery records before the history is lost

Abu Koroma is the archivist in training at the National Archives of Sierra Leone — and he’ll remain the archivist in training until one of the two senior archivists retire. “That is how it is done,” he laughed. When Koroma started at the archives in 2004, Sierra Leone was emerging from civil war. He was … More Archivists race to digitize slavery records before the history is lost

Le Negre Marron (The Black Maroon), Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1970

  Le Negre Marron (The Black Maroon; in creole, Neg Mawon), often translated in English as the Unknown Slave, although Fugitive or Rebel Slave would probably be more accurate in the context of Haitian history. Located on the boulevard Champ de Mars with Haiti’s presidential palace in background. The Negre Marron is shown with left … More Le Negre Marron (The Black Maroon), Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1970

Black Abolitionists and the end of the transatlantic slave trade

The story of those who worked tirelessly to end slavery in the 19th century cannot be told without giving due prominence to Black abolitionists like Mary Prince, Phyllis Wheatley, Ottobah Cugoano and Olaudah Equiano. Linda Ali traces the history of resistance and rebellion.   The Abolition of the Slave Trade Act (1807) gave the Church … More Black Abolitionists and the end of the transatlantic slave trade