This activity will take you on a journey ‘Up from Slavery' through the voices of enslaved Africans. You will begin at the stage of capture and go though the infamous Middle Passage across the Atlantic. You will learn what it was like to be auctioned and sold as if you were cattle, then to work on the plantations in the Caribbean or Americas under the cruel whip of the slave master. You will have an insight into how enslaved Africans were punished and how people were made to suffer under slavery. You will also learn how Africans against all odds stood up to their enslavement, and how many escaped and found freedom.

This activity takes the form of a quiz that consists of nine questions. In order to answer the questions correctly and to pass from one stage to the next, you must first click on 'About' to find out more information on the enslaved Africans and then click on 'Read' to hear about their experiences in their own words. Click on 'Question' at the bottom of the screen. You will then be given a question with three choices. If you answer incorrectly you will be asked to try again. When you answer correctly, a chain across the top of the page will break open. The aim is to escape from slavery by breaking all the chains and with them, the silence that surrounds one of the ugliest chapters in human history, the Transatlantic Slave Trade…