1 September 2021—15 July 2022

KS3-4 Webinar: Colston and the Transatlantic Traffic in Enslaved Africans

In June 2020 during a Black Lives Matter protest, a statue of Edward Colston was pulled from its plinth in Bristol’s city centre. We are offering a FREE webinar to all secondary schools interested in finding out more about the background to this momentous event.

What was Bristol’s involvement in the Transatlantic Traffic in Enslaved Africans? Who were the people whose lives were changed forever? How does Edward Colston fit in? And how are these events remembered today? These and other questions will be addressed in this session.

How to take part

This free, online webinar will be held over Zoom. Please book your place below. Details of how to join the session will be in your registration email. Please check your spam folder if the email does not arrive.

Please visit the Zoom website for guidance on joining meetings. Please allow extra time before the webinar begins to make sure everything is working correctly. If your students have any questions, please email them in advance to [email protected]

Learning enquiry form

Please complete this form to start the booking process.

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Available at M Shed and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery only. Complimentary use when booking a workshop. Charged at £1 per child for independent visits.

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Bristol and the Transatlantic Traffic in Enslaved Africans workshop

We also have a Bristol and the Transatlantic Traffic in Enslaved Africans workshop available for KS3 at M Shed.