Alex Renton Blood Legacy

Wednesday 4 May 2022

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Through the story of his own family’s history as slave and plantation owners, Alex Renton looks at how we owe it to the present to understand the legacy of the past. He explores how it was the enslavers who received compensation when slavery was abolished and the uncomfortable truth that the descendants of some of those slave owners are among the wealthiest and most powerful people in Britain today. Longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize and rapturously acclaimed, he asks how we can begin to make reparations for the past.

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