The links between London and slavery (talk)

London and its links with slavery

A talk by Peter Stone

Much of the wealth of the City of London during the 17th to 19th centuries came from slavery in the West Indies and America, either directly, or indirectly as the centre of commerce and finance. It is estimated that more than 740,000 slaves were transported across the Atlantic from Africa by ships originating in London during that time. Those involved included merchants, London’s Members of Parliament, Lord Mayors, and directors of the Bank of England. This talk explains some of the links between London and the trans-Atlantic slave economy.

Time: The talk begins at 5pm, Wednesday 6th April
Venue: Museum of London Docklands, No1 Warehouse, West India Quay, London E14 4AL
Nearest station: Westferry on the Docklands Light Railway

The talk is free to members of the Docklands History Group. Non-members are asked to contribute £3.00. It is not necessary to book in advance.

When arriving at the museum let the reception staff know you are attending the Docklands History Group meeting. It will be downstairs in the basement level. Please note that the museum closes at 5pm. If you arrive after that time please enter by the back door of the museum on Hertsmere Road.