EVENT - Tour
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Saturday, 14 April, 10:45 - 13:00
As part of the Society’s ‘Markets’ series, Blue Badge Guide Dominic Burris-North uncovers some of the forgotten history about the capital’s involvement in the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
This thought provoking tour takes you through the streets and alleys of the City of London to show you where humans were bartered for over a cup of coffee, and how the ‘white gold’ used to sweeten that coffee became the principle driver of the trade.
Discover how longstanding racial stereotypes about Africans were propagated by City companies and how a racist ideology was used as a means of dehumanising the victims of slavery to provide a moral justification for the continuation of the trade, and about how one prominent court case stimulated the Abolition movement.
The darker origins of some of the City’s best known financial Institutions are revealed, learn how they like many other industries benefitted and grew from the odious trade.
This tour shines a light on a hidden past and will make you reconsider the legacy of slavery and whether or not enough has been or is being done to acknowledge it.