British Empire

Miscellaneous (RH) Resources Hub December 14, 2020 Unpicking the slave-trade links behind Britain’s road names is proving tricky

On 5 December, a small group of people carefully removed a sign marking Cassland Road Gardens in east London and laid it on the ground. Thus was one corner of the capital purged of its association with an offensive historical figure – John Cass, an early-18th-century slave trader.

B November 28, 2020 THRONE OF BLOOD – THE BRITISH MONARCHY’S INVOLVEMENT IN SLAVERY

The slave-trading initiatives endorsed by the English monarchy began with Queen Elizabeth I’s enthusiastic support of John Hawkins’ slaving expeditions in the 1560s.

Encyclopaedia Africana R November 16, 2020 ENOCH POWELL’S RIVERS OF BLOOD SPEECH

That tragic and intractable phenomenon which we watch with horror on the other side of the Atlantic but which there is interwoven with the history and existence of the States itself, is coming upon us here by our own volition and our own neglect.

B Encyclopaedia Africana November 16, 2020 BORIS JOHNSON’S RECORD ON RACISM

90 per cent of Ugandans live in Stone Age conditions.

Uncategorized October 29, 2020 End SARS protests: UK government admits it did train and supply equipment to Nigeria’s ‘brutal’ police unit

The minister for Africa James Duddridge admitted British officials had trained officers from the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) between 2016 and 2020 – having initially denied any ties.

Encyclopaedia Africana W October 26, 2020 New hidden slave trade sites in Wales revealed

“This is a history we have all been shaped by, albeit unequally.”

Encyclopaedia Africana Z October 17, 2020 YAA ASANTEWAA: GHANA

Her exploits should spur on African women in particular and all peoples of African descent to work selflessly to uphold the values and traditions of African society.

Encyclopaedia Africana T October 9, 2020 BRITAIN’S INVOLVEMENT WITH NEW WORLD SLAVERY & THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE: BRITISH LIBRARY

Many of the enslaved Africans were branded with the initials ‘DY’, standing for Duke of York. They were shipped to Barbados and other Caribbean islands to work on the new sugar plantations, as well as further north to England’s American colonies.

Encyclopaedia Africana R October 9, 2020 ROYAL CHARTER OF THE AFRICA COMPANY

Charter allowing for the capture, kidnap and enslavement of Africans and the commitment to England’s role in the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Oct'20 What's Going On September 30, 2020 27.10.2020: Virtual Black History Tour of the British Museum, online event

Black History Studies lead a Black History Tour of the British Museum highlighting artefacts of African History held in the Museum.

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