Category Archives: Black History

Glasgow University is first to pay slave-trade reparations

Glasgow University has become the first UK institution to raise money to pay reparations in recognition of the benefits it gained from the slave trade. Last year the University discovered it had received millions of pounds from Scottish slave traders … Continue reading

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Research finds slave trade’s effect on firm ownership persists today – ScienceBlog.com

The effects of the African slave trade persist today among businesses in parts of the continent, with companies more often tightly controlled by individuals or families — often because they have limited access to equity funding and shared ownership. Meanwhile, businesses … Continue reading

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After Years of Searching, I Finally Found My Black Indian Community

The blood of two peoples runs in us, and we want everyone to know we are still here   Dropping off a book at the Hampton Public Library, I glance at the counter and see a licorice-red flyer that says, … Continue reading

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A green resistance: plants and enslavement

Have you seen the new design for our Slavery Remembrance Day posters and leaflets for 2018? They are all around the city centre and waterfront promoting Slavery Remembrance Day and the Unity Carnival. A big, pale yellow flower sits in … Continue reading

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The Great Migration and the power of a single decision

Sometimes, a single decision can change the course of history. Join journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson as she tells the story of the Great Migration, the outpouring of six million African Americans from the Jim Crow South to cities in … Continue reading

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Morabeza

This 16mm short film undertakes a journey from slavery to ‘Morabeza’, a multi-faceted word that describes Cape Verde’s gentle spirit. Allow yourself be guided to discover the diversity and beauty of this South African country.

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Tracing the Real Betty Boop back to a Notorious Bootlegger’s Club in 1920s Harlem

The 1920’s in Paris may have been roaring, but over in Harlem, they were stomping. New York’s playground was not short of an underground boozer, but there was one place in particular that dominated the scene; The Cotton Club. Patron … Continue reading

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The breathtaking courage of Harriet Tubman

“Escaping slavery; risking everything to save her family; leading a military raid; championing the cause of women’s suffrage; these are just a handful of the accomplishments of one of America’s most courageous heroes.” An animation I directed and animated in … Continue reading

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The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you – Anthony Hazard

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-atlanti… Slavery has occurred in many forms throughout the world, but the Atlantic slave trade — which forcibly brought more than 10 million Africans to the Americas — stands out for both its global scale and its … Continue reading

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The scrimshaw made by an African sailor fighting the slave trade in 1827

Matthew Sheldon, Head of the Curatorial Department at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth, talks about a scrimshaw belonging to an African sailor who helped the Royal Navy of the 1820s fight the transatlantic slave trade A … Continue reading

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