Britain Slavery Database

February 27, 2013 - 11:30 AM
This is diagram of the Liverpool slave ship Brookes dated 1789, made available by the Museum of London Docklands on Wednesday Feb. 27, 2013 . The diagram details the stowage of slaves on the Liverpool slave ship 'Brookes'. A new database lets Britons search for uncomfortable information ó whether their ancestors owned slaves. Researchers at University College London have compiled a searchable listing of thousands of people who received compensation for loss of their "possessions" when slave ownership was outlawed by Britain in 1833. (AP Photo/Museum of London Docklands)