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Fighting For Freedom

Panel discussion on ‘Fighting for freedom: rebellion, revolt and revolution in the Caribbean’, held on 19 October 2017 (venue: The Royal Society). This event was part of the British Academy’s season on Revolutions.

The Haitian Revolution (1791-1804) heralded the beginning of the end of slavery in the Western Hemisphere, and the overthrow of colonial powers. Successive revolutions have shaped the region’s political, economic and cultural landscapes today, as slavery has been challenged, and freedom sought. Join our panel for a fascinating insight into the legacies of rebellion, and challenges faced today across the Caribbean.

Speakers:
Professor Christine Chivallon Director of Research at the CNRS (Centre Nationnal de la Researche Scientifique)
Roger Robinson Writer, musician and performer
Chris Salewicz Journalist, broadcaster and novelist 
Dr Karen Salt Assistant Professor and Co-director of the Centre for Research in Race and Rights, University of Nottingham

Chair:
Dr David Howard Associate Professor in Sustainable Urban Development; Fellow of Kellogg College, University of Oxford