Lunch Hour Lecture

Catherine Hall, Britain and the legacies of slavery

1.15pm on Tuesday 11th June 2013.

Venue: Wilberforce Theatre, Museum of London Docklands, West India Quay, Canary Wharf, London E14 4AL

Catherine Hall discussed Britain and the legacies of slavery at this lunch hour lecture.

Once abolition was secured, Britons were keen to overlook slavery and emphasise the memory of emancipation. But Britain and Britons benefitted in multiple ways from slavery. By focusing on the role of the many slave-owners who lived here, should British history be reconsidered to take slavery into full account?