March 30, 2007

The legacy of the slave trade – Warwick Podcast

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=slavery.mp3

On the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade Cecily Jones discusses the legacy of the trade and why an apology is necessary.

Length: 18 minutes

Summary:

Why is this an important anniversary to celebrate
What has been the cultural and social legacy of slavery
Does slavery shape people’s identity
What is it’s impact on race relations
Do we understand the issues around slavery and it’s impact or do we just think of it as a historical event
Do we celebrate the right things and tell the right stories about slavery
Is an apology necessary
Can such an apology be made and be genuine
What are the positive outcomes of this anniversary
What are the lessons for our understanding of Black History


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