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Dr Andrew Smith (University of Liverpool): Responding to Historic Organisation Misconduct Accusations: the Campaign for Corporate Reparations for Black Slavery

January 18 at 17:30 19:00

About thirty UK and US firms have been accused by Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists of having profited from black slavery before its abolition in the British Empire and the United States. There were calls for these companies to pay compensation to the descendants of enslaved people. The responses of the accused firms were diverse: some firms simply ignored the accusations or dismissed their relevance, while others issued apologies that were accompanied by commitments to significant spending on reparations. This talk will explain why some organisations have taken the accusations seriously, while others have been dismissive.

All are welcome, but those wishing to attend should book a free ticket via Eventbrite or email archives@churchofengland.org not later than 15th January.

Please note that tickets must be booked individually and we need each attendee’s name for security purposes.

This event takes place in the Bancroft Room, Lambeth Palace Library (new building, entrance on Lambeth Palace Road). Please arrive 10 minutes before the advertised start time to allow time to take the lift to the top.


Lambeth Palace Library

Lambeth Palace Road
London, SE1 7JT
020 7898 1400
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