The history of British involvement in Atlantic slavery has been difficult to acknowledge. It exposes a past where British people caused immense suffering to others, and, although the British trade in enslaved Africans was made illegal over 200 years ago, it is still a subject that causes anger and shame.
Yet to deny this story prevents us understanding the massive contribution slavery made to modern Britain. Without it, we cannot acknowledge the impact of enslaved and indentured workers, whose labour helped turn Britain into one of the world’s largest economies.
More and more heritage sites are being questioned about their historical connections to empire, such as the transatlantic slave trade and plantation slavery.
Heritage organisations need to address these and other difficult issues if they are to become relevant to Britain’s increasingly diverse population.
I can help you research these stories accurately and present them to the public clearly and sensitively.
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