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sugar and slavery in London
« on: April 12, 2008, 11:26:27 AM »


the docklands museum in west india quay, london, has a permanent exhibition of Londons involvement in the slave trade. entrance is free.

i'm going to take my boys next week.. it might be worth a look


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Re: sugar and slavery in London
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2008, 07:40:32 PM »

Oh yeah!

Sugar, Rum, Slaves.
The Devil's Triangle.

Ish.

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Re: sugar and slavery in London
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2008, 09:16:23 AM »

 

Bless up,

When i was a child, i used to go to London all the time and be amazed at all the big buildings and monuments, architecture always being a fascination to me, never knowing they were built on the backs of Slaves..

now i am grown and know better, they don't hold the same charm, despite their beauty. It seems nowhere in Britain is innocent of using Blood money from the sugar trade to further themselves..even tiny places like Whitby in Yorkshire were prominent ports in the Slave triangle.
 when i was a child i used to visit there often and it was my favorite place in the world.. as an adult, i  intend to return there this June, after many years, with my eyes open and teach my children what is probably blindingly obvious to me now i know what to look for, but i was never aware of as a youth.

I want my boys to overstand the part their forefathers played in the wealth and history of such monuments...built from the blood sweat and tears of millions of captives.. not so pretty or impressive when you really think about it.

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