Inhuman Traffic:
The Business of the Slave Trade

24 May 2007 – 6 April 2008

This exhibition is now closed

Room 69a

Part of the Atlantic Trade and Identity season

This small exhibition explores how the Transatlantic Slave Trade functioned.

Covering more than 500 years, including the Parliamentary Abolition of the Slave Trade in 1807, it features resistance leaders including Toussaint l'Ouverture, Olaudah Equiano and Nanny of the Maroons, and their continuing legacy of the struggle to end enslavement.

Read the press release for the exhibition 

Cowrie moneta, with hole in back

Cowrie moneta, with hole in back. Kingdom of Bambara, 1796.