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Law (RH) Resources Hub June 17, 2021 Justice minister Lord Wolfson QC derides barristers’ chambers for changing its name over slave trade links

The firm was named after the Earl of Hardwicke, a 18th century Lord Chancellor whose legal opinion was used by slave owners to provide legal advice to justify slavery.

C Encyclopaedia Africana May 21, 2021 COMMONWEALTH IMMIGRANTS ACT, 1962

An Act to make temporary provision for controlling the immigration into the United Kingdom of Commonwealth citizens; to authorise the deportation from the United Kingdom of certain Commonwealth citizens convicted of offences and recommended by the court for deportation…

Video (LT) March 12, 2021 Life Aboard a Slave Ship | History Channel

From approximately 1525 to 1866, an unknown number of captive Africans were forcibly transported across the Middle Passage to serve as slaves in the New World. Life aboard slave ships was agonizing and dangerous; it is thought that 2 million slaves perished on their journey across the Atlantic.

Miscellaneous (RH) Resources Hub March 12, 2021 Down With the British Monarchy

What is a monarchy if not the highest veneration of inequality?

Encyclopaedia Africana J March 11, 2021 JOHN HAWKINS, ENSLAVER

John Hawkins effectively set the pattern that became known as the English slave trade triangle.

Listening Tree Video (LT) February 13, 2021 VIDEO: THE RACIAL CONSEQUENCES OF WINSTON CHURCHILL, CHURCHILL COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, UK

When fighting insurgents in Sudan in his early career, Mr Churchill boasted of killing three “savages.”

Politics (RH) Resources Hub February 12, 2021 Grenfell Tower inquiry: Cladding firm ‘knew of fire risk’

The cassette version of the cladding, formed from flammable materials, has been shown to pose a particular risk in fires on tall buildings and was the type eventually used at Grenfell Tower.

Listening Tree Video (LT) February 11, 2021 CLIP: White views of immigrants to the UK, 1964

The report includes a secret recording of an Indian man refused a hair cut from a local barber.

C Encyclopaedia Africana February 9, 2021 UK: COLOURED WORKERS – MINISTRY OF LABOUR STAFF ASSOCIATION MEMORANDUM TO THE TUC (TRADES UNION CONGRESS), 1954

“It should be remembered that what they would accept as good living conditions are those which might well be much below a satisfactory standard for white people.”

Encyclopaedia Africana K February 7, 2021 KELSO COCHRANE MURDER & THE AFTERMATH, 1959

Kelso Cochrane moved to London from Antigua in 1954, where he settled in Notting Hill and worked as a carpenter. He planned to study law and was saving money earned from his work to pay for his tuition fees.

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