Understanding Slavery

USI is a national education initiative, which began in April 2003. It is funded by the DCMS and DCSF as part of the Strategic Commissioning National/Regional Partnerships Programme. Five museums are working in partnership to promote and support the effective teaching of the history and legacies of the transatlantic slave trade in schools and communities through resources that fully reflect the many historical and contemporary perspectives on this major part of world history. Consultation has been at the heart of USI; from its inception the museums have discussed ideas and developments with cultural, education and community sectors to inform the content of the resources.

Phase 1 (2003