Essential Information

National Maritime Museum
Key Stage Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, GCSE, Post-16
School Subject Geography, History
Resource Type Video

Legacies of Transatlantic Slavery

How have the legacies of Transatlantic Enslavement shaped the world around us?

How do people respond to this today?

In this series of videos people share their perspectives on this topic around five key questions.

These videos form part of the Transatlantic Slavery Enquiry Day for KS3 students at the National Maritime Museum.  You can find out more on our onsite sessions page.

If you want to learn more about the histories of Transatlantic Slavery visit The Understanding Slavery Initiative which has a wide range of materials and information for teachers and learners. 

Scroll through the videos and questions below.

Money and Public Spaces

How should our museums and public places represent the histories of Transatlantic Slavery?

Migration and Communities

How do shared histories connect different people and communities?

Racism and Inequalities

How are people challenging racism and inequality today?

Education and Activism

What and how should people learn about the history of Transatlantic Slavery?

How do you think people should respond to this today?

Lifestyle and Culture

How does learning about other people and the past change how we understand the lives of people today?

We would like to say thank you to all the participants who have contributed their time and knowledge, the experts who worked with us to develop the project and to Chocolate Films who created the videos.