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Slavery tourists to voyage into island’s dark past

Slavery is to become the theme of a educational cruise on the RMS St Helena, island tourism chief Cathy Alberts has revealed. It will tie in with the¬†International Day for the Abolition of Slavery in December. It will also draw … Continue reading

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PODCASTS: Hear the story of St Helena’s anti-slavery fight

When a Lieutenant Wilcox declared that his men were too exhausted to haul the dead out to sea any more, it brought home the horror of St Helena’s role in ending the “depravity” of the slave trade. The Lieutenant’s complaint … Continue reading

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AUDIO SLIDESHOW: ‘My intense grief for St Helena slaves’

Television archaeologist Mark Horton has described his emotion on coming “face to face” with the remains of slaves whose bodies were excavated from a mass grave on St Helena. They were among thousands of Africans brought to the island aboard … Continue reading

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Slideshow: St Helena’s slave graveyard

A note from Simon: the launch of the new book about the excavation of the slave graveyard in Rupert’s Valley was fabulous and fascinating. Professor Mark Horton – sometime presenter on the BBC’s Coast series – said that the island’s … Continue reading

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