Audit finds figures linked to colonial exploitation honoured in statues, buildings and street names. More than statues, street names and buildings in Wales have been identified as being connected to the slave trade, and many of the figures represented are shown as role models. An audit commissioned in July by the first minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford , following the Black Lives Matter protests, identifies 13 monuments, buildings or street names commemorating people who took part in the African slave trade. That group includes the Elizabethan explorer Sir Francis Drake , who has three streets named after him, and Robert Clive, the first British governor of Bengal , who is commemorated by one street. The report found 56 commemorated people who had owned or directly benefited from plantations or mines worked by the enslaved; individuals represented who opposed the abolition of slavery; and 20 people accused of crimes against black people, notably in colonial Africa. Gaynor Legall , who led the audit, said she would like to see the full stories told about the people portrayed by the statues.
More than 200 public tributes connected to slave trade found in Wales
More than public tributes connected to slave trade found in Wales | Wales | The Guardian
Recommend to Your Librarian. Prize crews sailed the ships to Freetown in Sierra Leone, where the international mixed commission which was competent to hear cases regarding the slave trade decided to liberate the slaves found on the Spanish schooners, as well as those slaves found on a Portuguese ship which the British naval vessels had taken earlier. With this story, the American international lawyer Jenny Martinez opens her book on the abolition of the slave trade in the 19th century. The actions of the British navy to fight the international, and particularly the Atlantic, slave trade, the establishment of mixed commissions, and the ensuing liberation of almost 80, slaves by those international tribunals were pursuant to a growing web of treaties which prohibited the international slave trade, and eventually slavery itself. In this development, the Vienna Congress of — played a seminal role. In the historiography of international law, the Congress of Vienna not only holds pride of place for having achieved a new political and legal order of Europe that would last for over half a century, but Vienna is also much quoted for having given birth to the first multilateral codifications of international law.
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Slavery in ancient Rome played an important role in society and the economy. Besides manual labour, slaves performed many domestic services and might be employed at highly skilled jobs and professions. Accountants and physicians were often slaves.