Slavery

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Secrets of rebel slaves in Barbados will finally be revealed
British Library releases vast trove of digitised 19th-century newspapers to bring stories of fugitives to life

Vanessa Thorpe

18, Jul, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Protesters demand wealthy MP pays up for family’s slave trade past
Rally outside home of Conservative Richard Drax demands reparations for 200 years of trade in Barbados

Paul Lashmar

18, Jul, 2021 @7:45 AM

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How a new generation is setting the record straight on black US history
Recent traumas in the US have energised a fresh wave of academic studies that are finally telling the full story of centuries-long abuse and forgotten resistance

Kehinde Andrews

16, Jul, 2021 @2:00 PM

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More children than adults flagged as potential slavery victims last year
County lines drug dealing blamed for figures in annual report from UK’s anti-slavery commissioner

Diane Taylor

14, Jul, 2021 @8:20 PM

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The week in audio: Pieces of Britney; Elon Musk: The Evening Rocket; Human Resources and more
Radio 4 series on Britney Spears’s troubles and Elon Musk’s space ambitions highlight society’s double standards

Miranda Sawyer

03, Jul, 2021 @4:00 PM

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House votes to remove statues of white supremacists from US Capitol
• Resolution affects men who supported slavery and segregation and specifically names John Calhoun, Charles Aycock and James Clarke

Amanda Holpuch in New York

30, Jun, 2021 @12:58 PM

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‘I want them to feel human again’: the woman who escaped slavery in the UK – and fights to free others
Analiza Guevarra ended up in a living hell in London after fleeing poverty in the Philippines. Now, her organisation rescues scores of people in domestic servitude every year

Annie Kelly

30, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Unions join call for Australian anti-slavery law to prevent profiting from forced labour, including in Xinjiang
Coalition facing growing pressure – including from own MPs – to join international efforts to curb modern slavery

Daniel Hurst

25, Jun, 2021 @3:14 AM

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I’m happy Juneteenth is a federal holiday. But don’t let it be whitewashed | Akin Olla
We should celebrate the new holiday, while resisting attempts to co-opt its meaning and render it empty ceremony

Akin Olla

24, Jun, 2021 @11:37 AM

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C of E investigates possible slave trade origins of £9.2bn fund
17th-century Queen Anne’s Bounty, which has grown into investment fund, could pose ‘reputational risk’

Harriet Sherwood

16, Jun, 2021 @11:53 AM

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How the Word is Passed review: After Tulsa, other forgotten atrocities
In his Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America, Clint Smith delivers a corrective both necessary and poetic

Michael Henry Adams

13, Jun, 2021 @12:04 PM

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In the city where Colston’s statue toppled, there are signs a culture war can be averted | Francis Welch
A year on, Bristol’s people can show us all how to live together, says documentary director Francis Welch

Francis Welch

10, Jun, 2021 @2:36 PM

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