Bought & Sold: Scotland, Jamaica and Slavery author talk with Kate Phillips

Monday 24th October

Join Kate Phillips author of Bought & Sold: Scotland, Jamaica and Slavery at Edinburgh Central Library on Monday 24th October 6:30pm.

 

Kate will talk about the powerful political elite in Scotland in the 1700s, who had investments in all aspects of the slave trade. How the anti-slavery campaign was pursued on the streets of Edinburgh, the devastating blow dealt by Henry Dundas, their member of Parliament, Home Secretary and leader of the Tory Party, in the spring of 1792.

He proposed that ending the trade should be ‘gradual’ allowing his party colleagues to talk out the anti-slavery bill and the continuing capture and shipping of hundreds of thousands of African men, women and children into a life of enslavement and the propaganda campaign against black people which was then launched by vested interests here in Scotland to protect their business interests and how that white supremacist version of history became ours.

This author’s talk forms part of Central Library’s events celebrating Black History Month running through October 2022. https://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/

This is a free, in-person event.

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