Graduating Students at Edinburgh University, including Matilda J. Clerk (Centre), the first Ghanaian woman to secure a scholarship to study abroad. 1949. UNCOVER-ED / CENTRE FOR RESEARCH COLLECTIONS, EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY
Uncovering Edinburgh Rethinking Race and Empire in Scotland
In 2018, the University of Glasgow’s report into its slavery connections and the BBC documentary Slavery: Scotland’s Hidden Shame started to shift public conversation about the history of race and empire in Scotland. Student-led conferences, Resisting Whiteness and DecolonisED, alongside Edinburgh University Student Association’s LiberatED campaign, likewise, pushed an important anti-racist, decolonizing agenda. And new books like No Problem Here: Understanding Race in Scotland contested t
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