The material on this site will mean many things to many people. Were your ancestors involved in the slave trade? Did it impact directly upon your local community? We asked you to help us piece together the full significance of the material on this website.
Here are some of the ideas we used to set you thinking...
This archive evokes strong opinions and emotions. Hear Kwame Kwei-Armah's reaction to it.
The slave trade sparked mass petitioning across England. Did your ancestors sign?
Not very much is known about the contents of Clarkson's African box. What did you tell us about it?
Pupils learning about slavery and the slave trade at school told us some of their thoughts. Read them here.
Listen to music inspired by an image at the exhibition.
Poet Rommi Smith worked with students at Burntwood School. Read the results and other poems sent in by the public.