2007 marks the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade in the British Empire. March 25, 2007 was the exact anniversary of the passing of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act, which outlawed the slave trade throughout the British Empire and made it illegal for British ships to be involved in the trade.
The website, Parliament and the British Slave Trade 1600-1807, features key documents from the period, including: an anti-slavery petition with over 2,000 signatures from 1806, part of the actual 1807 Act of Parliament, a pro-slavery trade petition, and a learning section for schools.
Upcoming conferences and events:
Beyond Slavery in the Iberian Atlantic Conference in Liverpool (UK) in September 2007
of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: Telling the Story Conference in
the Bahamas in February 2008
Numerous events in the UK can be found at Abolition 200