Talking Abolition for a moment

December 20, 2006 by  

2007 will be a year designated as one of rememberance! The UK Government seeks to recognise and celebrate the 200 year anniversary of the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Be clear on this, this is not 200 years since the forced enslavement of Africans ceased, the last colony in which this practice was outlawed was Brazil in 1888. This bicentenary marks the 200th anniversary of the parliamentary abolition of the slave trade.

According to former Head of Culture at the Greater London Authority (GLA), Baroness Lola Young this anniversary “presents us all with an opportunity to think about the historical forces that have shaped our current circumstances”

At Bambooo, we want to hear what you think about the upcoming anniversary and how you will participate in projects associated with marking the event. Does this bicentenary have significant importance to African British people? Are you boycotting it all together? If so why?

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