With at least 12 million people taken across the Atlantic into slavery, the transatlantic slave trade represents one of the darkest eras of our history. In January 2008 a thought-provoking new exhibition, Everywhere in Chains: Wales and Slavery, came to Wrexham County Borough Museum, offering visitors the opportunity to explore Wales's role in the slave trade and the fight against it.
The exhibition told the story of Wales's relationship with slavery, beginning over 2,000 years ago before the arrival of the Romans, through the horrors of the transatlantic slave routes, to the modern world. It was the touring version of a main exhibition, which was displayed at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea in 2007 to mark the 200th anniversary of the Act which abolished the trade.
This website provides a selection of resources for anyone interested in studying the connections between Wales and the Slave Trade, human rights and the struggle for equality over the centuries.