Twelve Years a Slave currently showing in cinemas, is raising our awareness of narratives by slaves of their lives under one of the most iniquitous systems ever devised.
That particular narrative takes place in the States, but although there were no slave plantations in the City of London, huge fortunes were made on the back of the Triangular Trade.
Olaudah Equiano, a slave who bought his freedom and settled in London, wrote his own story. He was friends with all the major players in the Society to Abolish Slavery, and a prolific writer of letters to newspapers.
To learn more about Olaudah and his associates, join me this Saturday for Slavery and the City (formerly Amazing Grace).
We meet at Monument tube station for 10.45am. The walk lasts about two hours.
The cost is £9, or £7 for over 65s and full-time students.
I’ll be wearing both my City and Blue Badges and clutching a wadge of London Walks leaflets.