As I research Irish slaveowners of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and trace their legacy in Britain and Ireland, I sometimes wonder what their descendants would/will do when they learn the truth about their ancestors’ wealth. Can they make a material contribution to the Caribbean descendants of those enslaved men and women?
Laura Trevelyan is a former BBC journalist, and the descendant of a substantial slaveowner. She and her family have apologised in person in Grenada for the conduct of their ancestors and donated £100,000 pounds to education projects on the island. Click here to read her article she wrote this year in the Guardian