Breaking the Silence: Transatlantic Slave Trade (TST)
“Breaking the Silence”, the Transatlantic Slave Trade (TST) Education Project, links schools in the three regions which were involved in the triangular Transatlantic Slave Trade (Africa, the Americas and Europe). The goal of the TST project is increased awareness of the causes and consequences of the Transatlantic Slave Trade - including modern forms of slavery and racism - through educational exchanges, sharing best practice and developing and diffusing educational material.
Initially financed by Norway, the project has facilitated exchanges between teachers, students and decision-makers, from regional training seminars and youth encounters to the first ever symposium on teaching about the TST at secondary-school level. Some 25 such meetings have been held, many in symbolic places of memory. In addition, national meetings have produced a wealth of country-specific educational material.
Within a new project phase and with the financial contribution of the U.S. Department of State, ASPnet schools are mobilized to address issues pertaining to TST and to increase online and offline communication among schools from different countries and regions.
Africa (Angola, Benin, Gambia, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal)
Latin America and the Caribbean (Barbados, Brazil, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago)
Europe and North America (Denmark, France, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, United States of America)
In addition, a group of countries in the Indian Ocean have been adapting the TST project to the cultural and historical specificities of their region.