To mark the bicentenary of the Slave Trade Act, Michael Buerk presents a three-part series investigating the far-reaching economic, social and cultural connections of a number of key British institutions to the trade.
He is accompanied by historian Professor James Walvin.
|01||Arts And Culture||20070326||Michael investigates the ties that bind the National Gallery, All Soul's College in Oxford and the Church of England to slavery.|
Contributors include Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and National Gallery Director Charles Samaurez Smith
|02||Banking And Finance||20070327||Michael discusses two banking families with intimate connections to slavery.|
|03 LAST||Manufacturing And Industry||20070328||Michael visits Manchester and Birmingham to find out how these cities owe their nineteenth-century prosperity both to slavery and to a growing market for their products in Africa.|