This talk will outline the significance of Black history to understanding Scotland today.
Charles Heddle was a ‘merchant prince’ of the 19th century. He accumulated great wealth and political influence in the British Colony of Sierra Leone, and died wealthy and comfortable in a luxurious chateau in the South of France. He was the son of two island folk: a Wolof signaré from the island of Gorée off the coast of Senegal, and an Orcadian doctor from the Orkney Islands off the coast of Scotland.As a mixed-race Afro-European, Heddle successfully navigated the waters between these two distant islands.
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- Richard Anderson (University of Aberdeen) and Christine Whyte (University of Glasgow).
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