SLAVE TRADE LEGACIES: COLOUR OF MONEY REACHES NATIONAL LOTTERY AWARDS FINAL
SLAVE TRADE LEGACIES: COLOUR OF MONEY
‘Slave Trade Legacies: The Colour of Money’ – has beaten off stiff competition from over 600 organisations to reach the public voting stage in this year’s National Lottery Awards – the annual search for the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects.
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The Slave Trade Legacies Volunteering group (the colour of money) consists of over 100 members. In May 2014 we launched the project and introduced an exciting journey of discovery about the transatlantic slave trade and the role our slave ancestors played in contributing to the material wealth in Britain.
As part of our project we worked in partnership with the University of Nottingham. where we also became apart of the global cotton connections project.
Our Launch event had multiple speakers & special guests which included Dr Shawn Sobers, a senior lecturer from Bristol University, and Patrick Vernon, OBE, a celebrated genealogist.
Our Slave Trade Legacies family were involved greatly in the learning journeys to 7 UK visitor attractions that are linked to the slave trade.
Two fantastic short documentaries have been made from this project and were screened at The Broadway Cinema in Nottingham in March 2015. The Two films are now up for viewing please see below.
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Slave Trade Legacies PT1 – The Colour of Money
Slave Trade Legacies PT2 – The Global Cotton Conections