Scotland and Slavery: Putting the Past in Front of Us

Sunday 8th October, 1.15-2.45pm, Library

Until very recently, Scotland has been strangely silent about its involvement in slavery and, in particular, the enormous profits derived not only from slavery but also from its abolition.  Why has this silence now been broken? Three distinctive voices respond: the author and librettist, Louise Welsh; Jamaican-born Scots academic and human rights activist, Geoff Palmer; researcher and biographer, Steve Thomson.

Chair: Ian Martin

This session is currently fully booked but a very limited amount of tickets may be available just before the event. 

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