The Isle of Man has ‘clear links’ to the slave trade – Manx Radio

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 10:01am

East Indiamen in the China Seas, by Huggins. Ceres, later a slave ship commanded by Manxman Captain Hugh Crow, is on the far left (c) Wikipedia

Archivist highlights Manx participation

The Isle of Man’s links to the transatlantic slave trade in the 18th century have been brought to the fore.

It comes following an anti-racism demonstration in Bristol, where the statue of slaver Edward Colston was torn down by protesters.     

Wendy Thirkettle is the archivist at Manx National Heritage – she explained more about the Island’s involvement in the slave trade in this interview with Ewan Gawne: 

An exhibition & screening in 2007 revealed the Manx role in slave trade – you can find out more in this article


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