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This talk was rescheduled from 28 October


In this talk, Miles will argue that most of the ways we present the histories of black people is through a white lens; from formal education to museums. How can we address that imbalance and ensure black people are no longer footnotes to the histories of white people?

Miles Greenwood was appointed Curator of Legacies of Slavery and Empire at Glasgow Museums in September 2020. His role involves planning and coordinating Glasgow Museums’ approach to addressing the legacies of Transatlantic Slavery and The British Empire.

Miles studied for an MA in Heritage Studies at Newcastle University, where he focussed on the role of Pan-Africanism in the decolonisation of the British Empire through a study of the Fifth Pan-African Congress in Manchester.


This lecture will now be run online on Microsoft Teams; booking is essential as attendees will be sent joining instructions a day or so beforehand. If you do not hear from us an hour or so before, please check your junk or spam folder. If joining us on a mobile device (tablet or smartphone) you will need to install Teams onto your device beforehand, and also Microsoft Powerpoint if your device is older so that you can view any slides. The apps can be downloaded free from the App Store or the Google Play Store.

'Come alive black man!': Telling our history of transatlantic slavery