Black History Month Glasgow October 2017 – Slavery and Abolition George Square

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black history month george squae slavery and aboliton

Walk and Talk with Dr Michael Morris

Glasgow’s George Square was laid out in 1781 and the statues, erected between 1819 and 1902, are designed to celebrate scientists, writers, miltary figures, politicians and royals. But these sculptures and monuments largely tell a sanitised story of Empire – whether a clean story of trade from the Clyde, or an orderly procession of colonised peoples paying tribute to the monarch. Dr Michael Morris’s walk and talk looks to highlight a more difficult context and to provide a counter-narrative to this cleaned up history. Join him as he reveals a hidden histroy of Scotland’s complicated involvement in slavery associated with each and every one of the statues on display.

Glasgow City Chambers, George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU

Free event

14 and 21 October, 2017  – Select Date and Register at Eventbrite


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