The 27,233 Trans Atlantic Slave Trade Voyage Records Are Available Thanks to Emory University, the National Endowment for the Humanities and W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database at: http://www.slavevoyages.org/tast/index.faces
A database of each of these voyages with names and numbers of African slaves is open for research and tracing family history. The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database is the culmination of several decades of independent and collaborative research by scholars drawing upon data in libraries and archives around the Atlantic world.
The extraordinary technology employed in Voyages website itself is the product of two years of development by a multi-disciplinary team of historians, librarians, curriculum specialists, cartographers, computer programmers, and web designers, in consultation with scholars of the slave trade from universities in Europe, Africa, South America, and North America. The National Endowment for the Humanities is the principal sponsor of the project, and it is an Emory University Digital Library Research Initiative. The Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library (MARBL) possesses a strong collection of materials relating to African American history and culture and Southern History, some of which were used in the Voyages project.
Researchers according to the Emory University website: 1 Franz Binder, Ernst van den Boogart, Henk den Heijer and Johannes Postma, James Pritchard, Andrea Weindl, Antonio de Almeida Mendes, Manuel Barcia Paz, Alexandre Ribeiro, David Wheat and José Capela were among those making major contributions from data collected for their own research. We need to thank these people. We need to thank Quakers and everyone identifiable who wanted our freedom. We need to be like Jewish people and “never forget”.