CRER Black History Month 2016: Black Children in Scotland during the Age of...
Black Children in Scotland during the Age
Recent research has identified the great
importance of slavery and the slave economies
in the history of Scotland. Yet, for more than a
century and a half this has not been part of the
national memory. Indeed, Scots have long prided
themselves in not being involved in the evils of
Black slavery. Their responses have been
a combination of amnesia and denial. This
lecture, covering the period from the end of slavery
in the British empire until today, looks behind the
mythology to explain why this was so.