Danish Government apologizes to Ghana for slave trade

By Kylie Kiunguyu

The Danish government has officially apologized to Ghanaians for their country’s role in the dark history of slave trade in the then Gold Coast where millions of Africans were shipped to Europe and the Americas.

Zanzibar: Memory of Slaves.

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How slaveholders in the Caribbean maintained control

Christer Petley is professor of history at the University of Southampton in the UK. His latest book is White Fury: A Jamaican Slaveholder and the Age of Revolution (2018).

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London university calls for £100m slavery reparation

By Sean Coughlan
BBC News education and family correspondent

Universities in the UK which benefited in previous centuries from the slave trade should contribute to a £100m fund to support ethnic minority students, says a university leader.

Geoff Thompson, chair of governors of the University of East London, says it would be “ethical and right” for universities to […]

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Shackled Legacy

History shows slavery helped build many U.S. colleges and universities
STORY: Stephen Smith | Kate Ellis

As more schools begin to confront their participation in slavery, they also consider how to make amends.

Dozens of American colleges and universities are investigating their historic ties to the slave trade and debating how to atone.

Profits from slavery and related industries […]

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UN Observes International Remembrance of Slave Trade

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots

— Marcus Garvey

Washington, DC, August 23, 2018 — The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) announces the launch of a global news feature series on the history, contemporary realities and implications of the […]

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Cleaning Up the Colonia Mess: Persistent Poverty and Social Decline”

The Centre for Reparation Research, The university of the West Indies presents a seminar:

Friday, October 19, 2018
10:00am – 12 noon

Dr. Aleem Mohammed Room
Regional Headquarters, the UWI
2A Hermitage Road, Kingston 7

Professor Brian Meeks

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Princeton’s case for reparations

“Enslaved African Americans built the modern United States, and indeed the entire modern world, in ways both obvious and hidden.”

― Edward E. Baptist, “The Half Has […]

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What Became of the Taíno?

Taíno leader Francisco “Panchito” Ramírez Rojas offers a prayer to the sea near Baracoa on Cuba’s eastern coast. (Maggie Steber)Read more: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/what-became-of-the-taino-73824867/#wiZIgbmPBiP3ztql.99Give the gift of Smithsonian magazine for only […]

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