British looting

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.

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

90 per cent of Ugandans live in Stone Age conditions.

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 Y 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 I October 9, 2020 IGNATIUS SANCHO: BRITISH LIBRARY ENTRY (EXTRACT)

Despite his high-society associations, his ownership of property and his right to vote, Sancho was always aware of his African heritage.

Encyclopaedia Africana O October 9, 2020 OTTOBAH CUGOANO: BRITISH LIBRARY ENTRY

It was the first book written by an African to demand the total abolition of the slave trade. It was also the first to press for reparations to African nations impacted by large-scale human trafficking.

Encyclopaedia Africana O October 9, 2020 OLAUDAH EQUIANO: BRITISH LIBRARY ENTRY

He was baptised at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster, in February 1759.

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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