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This image signifies what the Black Panthers stood for–unity in opposition to oppression and adversities that Black Britons experienced. Within the London UK Correspondence Duren Papers, a series of letters and texts stating the oppression the Black…

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In 1790, Scottish traveler and travel writer James Bruce embarked, at the behest of the King of England, on a five year journey to find the Nile’s source. The Nile is known as one of the world’s largest rivers, a hallmark of African geography and the…

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An Address to the People of Great Britain on the property of abstaining from West India sugar and rum by William Fox; is a pamphlet that was published in late 1792 by an abolitionist. The pamphlet circulated throughout America and Great Britain, with…

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I thought this image was important when considering Black Britons because at this time, slavery was still a big institution in Britain and its empire but was beginning to be questioned by both citizens and officials. As the image from the book shows,…

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Due to a lack of British support in the colonization of a new country for free slaves in Africa, the American Colonization Society (ACS) used former slave, James Mahomed Bath, the chief of the "Free Negros" in Trinidad, as a last resort to call out…

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Although slavery was still prominent at the time, this work represented a growing sentiment against the practice of slavery and the harsh and inhumane treatment it brought to mostly of those of African descent. This specific part of the work was…

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The book is a travel narrative on the expedition and voyages of Captain Tuckey throughout the River Zaire. The book contains insightful observations and topographic mapping for the River Zaire. The book has the whereabouts of the Rivers’s inhabitants…

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This book is an account of British slavery throughout the Indian sub-continent and the intricacies of the network. Often times as noted in the picture above, the people of India are not just looked at for their skin color but further separated as a…

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Within the Special Collections’ Duren Papers box, in the folder entitled “London Panthers’ Writings to the Community”, there is a particular flyer which stands out. Beneath the London Panther logo, bold type reads: “Natural Born Killers!” decorated…

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In his book Savage Africa, William Winwood Reade illustrates his interpretation of 19th century Africa compiled from letters that he sent home to a friend at monthly intervals during that time. His depiction of Africans ranges from slight pity to…
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