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I wanted to wait a few days before writing about the best picture Oscar for 12 Years a Slave to see if it still felt like an important milestone...Academy Award recognition for one well-made movie obviously does not make up for a century of
March 2014 Why the British government's new Bill tackling slavery will not work. Home Secretary, Theresa May, in a Spectator blog this week, sought to ally herself with Steve McQueen, the Oscar-winning director of 12 Years A Slave . She
The film 12 Years a Slave has been praised for its vivid portrayal of slavery in America's South. Based on a book of the same name, it tells the true story of Solomon Northup, a free man who is kidnapped and enslaved in rural Louisiana...The book had
Published 12 February 2014 "As soon as principles have been set, as soon as mandates have been given, speed is not a problem, it's of the essence," Hollande told a joint news conference with President Barack Obama at the White House. "We have
In an exclusive interview with The Voice , human-rights lawyer Martyn Day, a partner at law firm Leigh Day, speaks about his landmark legal case to pursue the British and other European governments for reparations over their role in the slave trade...
This is where all the family wealth comes from, what made him successful...We can't help where we come from but we sure as hell should know how to deal with it! kibbles says: I've never watched Sherlock and don't think he's handsome in the least, so
The 37-year-old actor also gave the same reason for taking up 'Amazing Grace' a movie about the fight to eliminate the slave trade in UK, PVR Pictures reported. In the highly-acclaimed drama, which bagged a Golden Globe and has earned nine Oscar
The Pennsylvania Abolition Society was founded by Quakers in Philadelphia in 1775, a year before the Declaration of Independence. Over the next 60 years, until the emergence of fiery anti-slavery advocates such as William Lloyd Garrison and Frederick
As a lifelong student, and later lecturer of African and African American history, I thought I had covered just about all of the bases when it came to atrocities committed against black people by Europeans and their American cousins.
The Department for Education has admitted to Sky News that it has no idea how many schools are actually teaching the subject because it is not compulsory. Britain played a central role in the trade of slaves until its abolition more than 180 years