A CONFERENCE marking 200 years since the abolition of the slave trade was held in Huddersfield.
The Unbound event, held at the Hudawi Centre, Hillhouse, looked at projects undertaken across Yorkshire in commemoration of the bicentenary.
It featured Huddersfield publisher Primary Colours’ innovative new teaching pack, The Adventures of Ottobah Cugoana, and a heritage trail linked to the life of abolitionist William Wilberforce.
Prof James Walvin, professor of history at York University, was the keynote speaker.
Funded by Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, the event was held to feature work that has been done in Yorkshire and look at ways to continue it.
Andy Carver, executive director of Arts Council England, said: “A remarkable amount of work took place in 2007 exploring the histories of African and Caribbean people and the impact of the transatlantic slave trade on today’s society. Unbound is a celebration of that work.”