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The former Transatlantic Slavery gallery

Photo of the entrance to the former Transatlantic Slavery gallery

Against human dignity

This former gallery was originated and generously supported by the Peter Moores Foundation. It examined transatlantic slavery and sought to increase understanding of what has happened to people of African descent in the modern world.

A new museum

The former Transatlantic Slavery gallery was so successful that we have expanded it to create the new International Slavery Museum. Please note that the Transatlantic Slavery gallery closed before the new museum opened in 2007.

The history of the slave trade

You can find out more about the history of slavery in the following sections of the International Slavery Museum's website:

Enslaved Africans: our truth

You can also follow four Africans as they are taken and sold into slavery in our online feature Enslaved Africans: our truth.