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Oct 24

Black History Month – Slavery and the City

October 24, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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A walking tour about the City of London’s involvement in the transatlantic slave trade.

‘It is not lawful to put it into the Treasury, because it is the price of blood’. These are the words of abolitionist John Newton as he preached from St Mary Woolnoth in the City in 1788. But the abolitionist’s tale is only one side of the coin in the City’s involvement in the horrors of the slave trade.

We will explore sites and institutions with direct links to this history and hear why the apologies have recently been made, whilst wandering within the story packed streets and alleyways of the Square Mile.

Walk – around 2 hours, meet St Paul’s underground, finish near Monument underground