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Black History Month with Alex Wheatle and Glasgow Museums

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Award-winning author Alex Wheatle talks about his latest book, Cane Warriors, for this special event as part of Black History Month. Alex is joined by Miles Greenwood from Glasgow Museums for a fascinating discussion about addressing the legacy of the transatlantic slave trade, the experience of enslaved people, the history and culture of black people and how today's young people are campaigning for equality and social justice.

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Content warning: this video contains discussion of the reality and brutality of the transatlantic slave trade which some people may find upsetting. It also discusses trauma and contains one instance of swearing.

Content notes and extra resources

This event is aimed at S2–6 (age 12–18) pupils. The video discusses the realities of transatlantic slavery and contains content that some people may find emotional and distressing.

To help you teach and learn more about the brutal realities of slavery, here are some useful links, activities and extra resources related to our Black History Month events:

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