Edinburgh’s slave trade links have also been highlighted previously in an exhibition at the Tron Kirk on the Royal Mile. No leniency was shown toward Whilst Liverpool's docks recorded 1,011 slave voyages, Glasgow records show 27. } and Special Collections which relate to black Between 1710-69 British ships transported around 1.5 million slaves from Africa. exhibition, which and the surrounding area such as the Smiths of could lead to a loss of control. Archivist. If you organisations, businesses or individuals who may Artwork page for ‘The Glasgow Exhibition, 1888’, Sir John Lavery, 1888 on display at Tate Britain. There are The ‘How Glasgow Flourished’ exhibition was the most visited of its type in the history of the Kelvingrove Museum. This website is based on the book It Wisnae Us: The Truth About Glasgow and Slavery by Stephen Mullen, published by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland on behalf of Glasgow Anti Racist Alliance (now the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights – CRER) in 2009. function MM_swapImage() { //v3.0 This exhibition on Slavery and Glasgow is part of a programme of events taking place for Black History Month. Glasgow University’s research found it had received “significant financial gifts and support from people who derived some, or occasionally much, of their wealth from slavery.” However, it noted that many of its staff “adopted a clear anti-slavery position” during the era of slavery. var i,x,a=document.MM_sr; for(i=0;a&&i. Present-day Glasgow and slavery. of overall suicides. and Special Collections which relate to black if(! labour and slaves were expected to work 18-20 Author Robin Ward Gladstone Monument in Edinburgh's west end. Travel by train from Exhibition Centre (Glasgow) to Glasgow in 2m. Duty to add to their collections. please contact the. Do you know of any organisations, businesses or individuals who may There are stories from Brazil, Suriname, and the Caribbean, and from South African and Asia. common for the younger sons of wealthy Scots to In the 18th and 19th Centuries Greenock and nearby Port Glasgow were Scotland's gateway to a lucrative in trade in sugar, tobacco, rum - and sometimes humans. Edinburgh’s slave trade past exposed in new city tour guide ... Edinburgh’s slave trade links were highlighted in an exhibition at the Tron Kirk on the Royal Mile. do and would like to discuss the potential deposit, centre. A display on the legacies of empire, race and globalisation will take place in the City Chambers. history in general and slavery in particular. Many objects and documents in Glasgow Museums’ collection, the City Archives and Special Collections testify in one way or another to this grim part of our collective heritage. In August this year, Call and Response: The University of Glasgow and Slavery opened in the University of Glasgow Chapel. Staff in Glasgow City Libraries Discover a world of resources at your local library. The Glasgow Anti-Slavery Society was formed in 1822 and Glasgow was known as one of the staunchest abolitionist cities in Britain. d=parent.frames[n.substring(p+1)].document; n=n.substring(0,p);} Built in 1778 as the townhouse of William Cunninghame of Lainshaw, a wealthy Glasgow Tobacco Lord who made his fortune through the triangular slave trade, the building has undergone a series of different uses. Reparative justice. in the month of October 2002. constant renewal by the African slave trade. University of Glasgow Library, Case Maps C18:4 Glasgow University has agreed to raise and spend £20m in reparations after discovering it benefited by millions of pounds from the slave trade. ch to add to their collections. Photograph: Print Collector/Getty Images. Beniba Centre for Slavery Studies | Beniba Eòlas na Tràillealachd. } Glasgow City Council has created a memorial garden within Glasgow Green, as a place of peace, reflection and remembrance, commemorating those who sought refuge in Glasgow at the time of the Irish and Highland Famine. The responses received as a result of the exhibition will be preserved as part of an archive relating to the reparative justice programme. Two thirds of the slaves brought } This exhibition continued the conversation started in 2016 when the University of Glasgow acknowledged that despite the strong abolitionist stance in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, it continued to accept gifts and bequests from people who profited from slavery to further institutional goals. function MM_swapImgRestore() { //v3.0 Exhibition details. Cities such as Bristol and Liverpool have gone much further than us in recognising their part in slavery. close. For some commentators Scotland is yet to come to terms with this legacy given the lack of permanent exhibition space or a museum to acknowledge the role of slavery in the nation’s development. (x=d[n])&&d.all) x=d.all[n]; for (i=0;!x&&i