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BOB Riley, the governor of Alabama, signed a resolution yesterday expressing "profound regret" for his state's role in slavery and apologising for its wrongs and its lingering effects.
RARE photographs showing African slaves being freed by the Royal Navy have gone on display for the first time.
THE names of 100,000 Barbados slaves are to be published online today by Ancestry.co.uk helping Britons with roots in the Caribbean to trace their ancestry.
A PROTESTER interrupted the church service to mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade yesterday to demand an apology from the Queen and Tony Blair, the Prime Minister.
COMMUNITIES minister Rhona Brankin praised the Scots who helped end the slave trade in Britain, after taking part in a march in Musselburgh to mark the 200th anniversary of its abolition.
TONY Blair refused to bow to demands to apologise for Britain's role in the slave trade yesterday, expressing instead "deep sorrow and regret" for the suffering it caused.
A DESCENDANT of one of Scotland's most famous anti-slavery activists is to take part in an event to retrace his ancestor's steps this weekend.
IT IS a typical family portrait. Hastily arranged, a little stiff. The children are plump and happy; a basket of apples and grapes rest at their feet. Everything is in order for this sunny Scottish family - the Glassfords, one of Glasgow's wealthiest in the 18th century.
PERSONALLY, I blame John Prescott, although Melvyn Bragg and William Hague have a lot to answer for too. Thanks in part to the two Labour stalwarts and the former Tory leader, this year should confirm the creation of a new hero, a towering figure whose magnificence is just starting to break over us like a wave.
SLAVERY is still thriving in the UK and the government must do more to protect those being exploited, according to a hard-hitting report released yesterday.
ONE of the American states most closely associated with slavery has become the first in the US to issue a formal apology.
THE mother of an Edinburgh student who sparked a new Channel 4 scandal after calling for the return of slavery has denied that the teenager is racist.
THIS year marks not only the tercentenary of the Treaty of Union, which will be the subject of considerable debate over the coming months, but also heralds the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade within the British Empire in 1807.
'SLAVES are very seldom inventive; and all the most important improvements have been the discoveries of the freemen. In the manufactures carried out by slaves, therefore, more labour must generally have been employed to execute the same quantity of work, than in those carried on by freemen. The work of the former must, upon that account, generally have been dearer than the latter."
TONY Blair's attempts to condemn Britain's role in the slave trade without making a full apology have been attacked as "spin".
AT LEAST 12 million people, most of them children, are trapped in slavery, a human rights activist said yesterday.
SCOTLAND AND THE ABOLITION OF BLACK SLAVERY