Abolition in the UK tends to focus on the work of Yorkshireman William Wilberforce but there were many Black abolitionists whose tireless work has been forgotten.
The turn towards authoritarianism, xenophobia and racism in Western democracies makes it unlikely that former Western slave-trading nations will agree to reparations in the near future.
A reenactment of the largest slave rebellion in US history involves a plot twist. A scholar who studies race, history and memory says the new ending can spark new beginnings.
Both in 19th-century America and today, the initiative and choices of those making the journey are often ignored.
After several decades in which many housewives turned their backs on slave sugar, it suddenly made a comeback.
Book adds a great deal to our understanding of how children were ensnared into the Indian Ocean slave trade.
Merchants from Brazil, Cuba, North America and the British West Indies traded goods grown by slaves on plantations, for more slaves.
He took a remarkable stand against slavery in the countdown to the American Civil War – but opinion differs about his methods.
The most hated president in US history could teach our new leader a few things.
A growing roll call of books, films and television shows are focusing on the legacy of slavery.
The number of people in slavery across the world is on the rise, or maybe researchers are just getting better at counting.