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Event: Wales and Atlantic Slavery

National Slate Museum
24 March 2019, 10.30am - 3pm
Cost Free
Suitability 14+
Booking Free events but booking is essential via Eventbrite

Brass manilla made from Welsh copper. These 'bracelets' were used as currency for buying slaves. ©Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

A day of talks and discussion reflecting on Wales’s connections to transatlantic slavery.

 this event will be held through the medium of Welsh and English.Simultaneous translation will be available.

10:30 – 11:00: Cofrestru / Registration

11:00 – 11:20: Dr Dafydd Roberts  National Slate Museum /  Welcome and context

11:20 – 12:00: Dr Marian Gwyn – Race Council Cymru Wales and Atlantic Slavery

12:00 – 12:40: Professor Chris Evans – University of South Wales Negro Cloth: A Welsh Contribution to Atlantic Slavery

12:40 – 2:00:  Lunch (provided free of charge) Opportunity to view related artefacts from the collection of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

2:00 – 2:40: Panel discussion – telling the history of Wales and Atlantic slavery at the National Slate Museum.

  • Dr Salamatu Fada – Gwynedd Africa Society
  • Dr Marian Gwyn
  • Prof. Chris Evans
  • Dr Dafydd Roberts
  • Margaret Ogunbanwo
  • Audrey West

2:40-3:00:   Musical performance





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