Tag: Transatlantic Slave Trade

Netherlands King Losing The Carriage After Criticisms About The Dutch Colonial Past

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Dutch king ruled out Thursday using, for now at least, the royal family’s “Golden Carriage,” one side of which bears a painting that critics say glorifies the Netherlands’ colonial past, including its role in the global slave trade. The announcement was an acknowledgement of the heated debate about the carriage […]

‘Sorry Is Not Enough,’ Caribbean States Say of British Slavery Apologies

LONDON — British financial institutions that benefited from slavery such as Lloyd’s of London should go further than saying sorry for their role in the Atlantic slave trade and atone for their sins by funding Caribbean development, the region’s countries said. At least 10 million Africans were shackled into the Atlantic slave trade by European […]