“You’ve heard the slave holders’ side of the story – it’s time for the slaves to speak”

Cutting-edge research on a London tour. Meet Hannah-Rose, a young Edinburgh University academic. She’s the foremost expert on the work of black American activists in Britain in the 19th century. It’s an extraordinary tale. And a harrowing tale. So eye-opening. How many of us knew that the British government bought slave owners out – to the tune of £20,000,000? Billions in today’s money, 40 percent of the government expenditure at that time. The specifics – of which that was one – are astonishing. And of course Hannah-Rose brilliantly backgrounds and contexts the whole story. It’s an education, her Black Abolitionist Tour of London. This podcast is an excerpt from the tour.

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