(Bristol Race Forum, 2010)
It aims to promote Bristol's trading interests and is given a Royal Charter by Edward VI.
400 prisoners of war taken from Bristol to Barbados.
The Commonwealth and the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell were heavily involved in the transportation the indigent Irish to the colonies
Scots taken to Avon to be transported into slavery.
"to prevent the kidnapping of boys maids and others transporting them beyond seas and there disposing of them for private gain" (Robinson, 1973:13)
The Council of State ordered the Governor og Waterford as many Irishmen as 3 Bristol Merchants wanted
It was noted that not all indentured servants went to the plantations voluntarily. Some were "spirited", kidnapped of the streets and forcibly transported.
Bristol was notoriously involved in the spiriting trade.
Documents from the Register of Servants to Foreign Plantations, 1654-1686
Black African slaves began to be imported.
It is granted a monopoly over the British trade to Africa
Named The Beginning, the ship carries captured Africans to Jamacia
Argued by Bristol Corporation, now Bristol City Council, and the Society of Merchant Ventueres.
It houses wealthy merchants close to the docks.
It is opened by West India merchants Tyndall, Elton & Co. Now part of the Santander Group.
This is to look for evidence against the Slave Trade.
Formed to campaign for total abolition of slavery.
Rioters burn down Queens Square and free citizens at the gaol.
British plantation owners awarded £20 million in compensation.
curtails migration from the New Commonwealth and the Caribbean in particular.
Outlaws discrimination in public places, refusing to rent houses based on race also made illegal.
Limits immigration rights of the New Commonwealth migrants further.
The first city in the UK, role to liaise on behalf of the migrant community.
Makes racial discrimination in employment and the provision of goods and services illegal.
Sparked by police raid on the Black and White Cafe, long term factors involved high unemployment amongst Black Britons played a crucial role.
Police attempted to raid Black and White Cafe.
They are attacked by fairground workers, leaving a 17 year old unable to walk and talk for himself.
But it ignores slavery and the impact of colonisation of the Americas.
It acknowledges Bristol's connection to transatlantic slavery.
The first exhibition about Bristol and Transatlantic Slavery, opened at the City Museum.
It is only meant to be a temporary exhibit.
Named after John Pinney's slave who lived in The Georgian House.
This becomes it's permanent location.
A duty is put on all public services to ensure they implement and uphold racial equality policies.
A debate hosted by the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum asking should Bristol apologies for the slave trade?
This is due to it's apparent associations with the slave trade.
Located at the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum, Bristol, it tells the story of Britain and the transatlantic slavery.
Funded by grant of £1 million from the Heritage Lottery
Located in the same site as the old Bristol Industrial Museum, funded by a £10 million grant by Bristol City Council.
Exhibit showing the brutal and shameful history of the transportation and enslavement of African peoples and uncovering the role that Bristol played in trading in goods and in people's lives.