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Rockets and Blue Lights review – radical retelling of Britain’s slavery history

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Winsome Pinnock’s leviathan of a play opens with a meditation on a slave ship painting by JMW Turner which drew upon the Zong massacre of enslaved Africans in 1781. An actress and artist stand in a gallery, in the pre...

‘Huskisson defended slavery’: audio work recalls toppling of Liverpool statue in 1982

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On a balmy summer night a group of young people tore down a statue because of its connections to slavery, tying a rope around its neck and yanking it from a plinth that still stands empty. This happened in Liverpool, ...

After slavery, oystering offered a lifeline. Now sewage spills threaten to end it all

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On a cold winter morning early this year, Mary Hill was helping her 101-year-old mother get ready for the day when she received a distressing email alert. Tens of millions of gallons of raw sewage were heading for her...

More children than adults flagged as potential slavery victims last year

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More children than adults were flagged as potential victims of slavery for the first time last year due to county lines drug dealing, according to the annual report from the independent anti-slavery commissioner. Die ...

‘I want them to feel human again’: the woman who escaped slavery in the UK – and fights to free others

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The streets of west London were dark and empty as Analiza Guevarra walked towards a large, white mansion block in South Kensington in February 2019. Just after 5am, she stood at a corner, well away from any street lig...

Biden signs bill marking Juneteenth as federal holiday celebrating end of slavery in US – video

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The US will officially recognize Juneteenth as a federal holiday on 19 June after Joe Biden signed a bill into law which commemorates the end of slavery in the country. The president described a day to remember the mo...

Juneteenth becomes federal holiday celebrating end of slavery in US

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The US will officially recognize Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in America, as a federal holiday after Joe Biden signed a bill into law on Thursday. At a jubilant White House ceremony, the president...

Rijksmuseum slavery exhibition confronts cruelty of Dutch trade

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The aim of a first exhibition on the Dutch slave trade to be shown at the Rijksmuseum, launched on Tuesday by King Willem-Alexander, is not to be “woke” but to be a “blockbuster” telling a truer story of the Golden Ag...

City University onthul 'n nuwe naam vir besigheidskool nadat hy Cass oor slawerny gekoppel het

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Die Londense City University sal sy sakeskool hernoem na die 18de-eeuse nie-konformistiese teoloog en wiskundige Thomas Bayes, na die naam van Sir John Cass, 'n handelaar wat baie van sy fortu gemaak het ...

‘He’s telling a story of his time’: how Bill Traylor, born into slavery, became an art titan

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Bill Traylor had already lived a full life before he was born as an artist. Enslaved at birth on an Alabama cotton plantation in 1853 and having spent his entire life as a farmer within a 40-mile radius of Montgomery,...

US lawmakers advance bill to create slavery reparations commission

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A panel of US lawmakers has advanced a decades-long effort to pay reparations to the descendants of slaves by approving legislation that would create a commission to study the issue. After an impassioned debate, the H...

Lockdown brings alarming rise in modern slavery

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Sexual exploitation rose by a quarter and criminal exploitation by 42% in 2020, analysis of helpline data showsReports of sexual and criminal exploitation have risen alarmingly during the pandemic, according to new da...