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Abolition of Slavery

Abolition of Slavery

Slavery monument open in New York

THE African Burial Ground National Monument has opened in New York, marking the final resting place of thousands of slaves who were buried there.

Jackson marks end of UK slavery

AMERICAN civil rights activist Jesse Jackson was to join commemorations today marking 200 years since the abolition of the slave trade in Britain.

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Fourth state says 'sorry' for slavery

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.

Sailor's African photographs relive moment when slaves were freed

RARE photographs showing African slaves being freed by the Royal Navy have gone on display for the first time.

Britons can check their slave roots

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.

Protester demands an apology from Queen over slavery

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.

Remembering fight to end slavery

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.

No UK slave trade apology from Blair

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.

Briefs

SLAVERY CLAIM

Walkers to remember strides taken by anti-slavery activist

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.

Glasgow's dark secret

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.

Was 'the man who ended slavery' so amazing?

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.

Call for action on 'thriving hidden slavery' in Britain

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.

State at hub of US slave trade is first to say sorry

ONE of the American states most closely associated with slavery has become the first in the US to issue a formal apology.

Mum says reality TV daughter who backs slavery 'is no racist'

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.

Time is right for memorial to Scotland's connections with slavery

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.

Shame of city's slavery profits

'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."

Slavery: Sorry seems to be hardest word

TONY Blair's attempts to condemn Britain's role in the slave trade without making a full apology have been attacked as "spin".

12 million humans trapped in slavery and activist reveals most are children

AT LEAST 12 million people, most of them children, are trapped in slavery, a human rights activist said yesterday.

Scottish books in brief

SCOTLAND AND THE ABOLITION OF BLACK SLAVERY

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