“In the late summer of 1835, 19-year old Joseph Clouston, who had been born in Stromness but was then living at Nisthouse in Harray, arrived at the coastal town of Anamaboe.”
“West Africa was the source of the enslaved people who were trafficked across the Atlantic to provide the labour on the plantations of the Americas and the West Indies.”
“There were a number of ‘enterprising Orcadian planters, and, of course, slave-holders in the West Indies.’”
stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and considers that the UK Government must immediately suspend all export licences for tear gas, rubber bullets and riot gear to the US
“Mike was due to go to a meeting in the Bahamas.”
“Self-reliance Is the Fine Road to Independence.” Mary Ann Shadd Cary
“Right is of no sex, truth is of no color – God is the Father of Us All, and All We are Brethren.”
This represents 150 people, 47 of whom were children.
Today is International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.
The Fall of Slavery
by John Harris 1838