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The Essay

Legacies of 1619

Sarah Forbes Bonetta

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

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To mark 400 years since the arrival of African slaves to America, David Olusoga reflects on the life of Ina, a young Dahomeyan girl sold into slavery and gifted to Queen Victoria. Show more

The Essay

Legacies of 1619

Philip Quaque

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

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To mark 400 years since the arrival of African slaves to America, author Caryl Phillips reflects on the life of Philip Quaque, an African priest trapped in an impossible situation. Show more

The Essay

Legacies of 1619

John Ocansey

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

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To mark 400 years since the arrival of African slaves to America, author Caryl Phillips reflects on the life of the young African John Ocansey, exercising his freedom in Liverpool. Show more