May 3, 2007

Time Out London's guide to Slave trade abolition commemoration events

London was the place where the movement to abolish slavery took root and this Sunday March 25 marks the 200th anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery Bill, passed on March 25 1807, forbidding the trade throughout the British Empire. While the country gears up to commemorate the bicentenary of this historic legislation, here's a lowdown on how Londoners can both commemorate this landmark anniversary, and raise money for those around the world who continue to be blighted by the evils of slavery in the 21st century.

Read the comprehensive listings plus more related information.

1 comment:

ursula said...

Oh this is a brilliant blog. I just came across it this morning while doing research for a paper I am writing.
Do you know about the project BEST: Black European Studies? It's at Mainz University.
greetings and blessings on this sunshiny morning, ursula