This innovative session asks students to consider the issue of human rights by first focusing on the Transatlantic Slave Trade and then making comparisons to modern day slavery. Students can participate in a handling session of slave-related artefacts, experience a little of what it was like to be a slave on the dreaded Middle Passage and find out more about modern-day slavery. This session can be run as a class-based or year group workshop.
This workshop can also be run to support school involvement in the British Library's Campaign! Make an Impact programme.