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Highlights of Black History Month events in Glasgow

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Issue 2424

Events are taking place around Britain for Black History Month. Here are some highlights from Glasgow. For a full list go to crer.org.uk 


‘It wisnae us’ exhibition: the truth about glasgow and slavery

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, G3 8AG

Until 31 October

Glasgow was once known as the second city of the British Empire. The city’s profits were made off the back of the tobacco and slavery trades. 

This exhibition provides an insight into the role of slavery in Glasgow’s past. 


Black history month walking tours

Glasgow Cathedral, G3 ORH

Until 31 October

This set of historical walks looks at the city’s relationship to the slave trade, but it also gives a glimpse of the local abolitionist campaigns.  


Girls on film

University of Strathclyde Students’ Association, G1 1JH

24 October, 6pm

BBC drama Glasgow Girls tells the true story of a group of school students’ fight against their friend’s deportation. 

This is a special screening with the original Glasgow Girls. For Socialist Workers’ interview with one of the Glasgow Girls Amal Azzudin go to tinyurl.com/l9wub4f


Speakers corner: the fierce urgency of now

20 October until 31 October ankurproductions.org.uk

Arts company Ankur Productions is putting on flash mobs and performances across Glasgow.

This will include freedom songs and landmark speeches by Martin Luther King and Sojourner Truth.

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