Talk: Transatlantic Slavery and the Southside

Slavery Made Glasgow DIY banner in Maxwell Park in 2020
Date: August 9, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: The Rum Shack, 657 Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow G41 2AB
It’s not just much of Glasgow’s city centre that was built by the slave trade – the Southside shamefully benefited and profited from it too.


To help rebalance the picture, it’s important to recognise the role the Southside played and the darker side of the local area’s history.

Find out about the transatlantic slave trade’s links in the Southside and how local plantation merchants were involved in shaping local heritage.

We’ll cover some key people (both merchants and enslaved) and the connections with local historical sites.

Talk delivered by Saskia McCracken as part of our #SouthsideSlaveryLegacies project.


DATE & TIME:   Monday 9th August, 6pm-7pm
VENUE:  The Rum Shack, 657 Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow G41 2AB
Booking not required but arriving early is advisable as numbers will be controlled by the venue in line with regulations.


This event is part of the 2021 Govanhill International Festival & Carnival’s talks programme


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