10 August, 2020

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UK Publishes Slave Owner Database

A new database launched Wednesday lets Britons curious about their family history uncover some potentially uncomfortable information – whether their ancestors owned slaves.

Researchers at University College London spent three years compiling a searchable listing of thousands of people who received compensation for loss of their “possessions” when slave ownership was outlawed by Britain in 1833.

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    This is interesting, but I do have to say that several African tribal leaders were complicit in selling their own people into slavery. Of course, this database does not include them.

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