SLAVE TRADE LEGACIES: COLOUR OF MONEY REACHES NATIONAL LOTTERY AWARDS FINAL
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Welcome to the community blog representing those involved in the Slave Trade Legacies project which ran in Nottingham during 2014 and 2015. We were funded by a Sharing Heritage grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Some of our activities were also solely funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council, 97.5 kemet fm, Bright Ideas Nottingham and Nottingham Equal.
Many organisations have collaborated to initiate this exciting project and journey of discovery about the transatlantic slave trade and the role our slave ancestors played in contributing to the material wealth of Britain.
Over the last two years, project participants have got involved with a number of activities to help them learn the skills to critically assess the ways in which heritage sites interpret their links to slavery.
In the Autumn of 2014 several group members also took part in the Black Lives Matter initiative. They were directly inspired by the project to consider the way Black people are treated today by some sectors of society. This led to activism including a peaceful protest and the production of a new music track and music video (see below).
We have worked with a team of around 40 Nottingham volunteers of Black Caribbean Heritage to investigate the role their ancestors played in creating the wealth which funded the development of what are now some of Britain’s most popular heritage attractions. Please click here for enquiries.
Slave Trade Legacies – The Colour of Money official Film
Slave Trade Legacies – The Global Cotton Connections official Film
I Cant Breathe Official Music Video
Slave Trade Legacies short film made by a university placement student at Bright Ideas Nottingham
Also see ‘Listen to our Journey’ for a variety of soundcloud files of radio recordings.