Afua Hirsch: ‘Don’t sell off history with slave links

Afua Hirsch at Elmina Castle in Ghana
Afua Hirsch at Elmina Castle in Ghana

A presenter of a new documentary about slavery has rejected the idea of selling art and artefacts with links to the trade, to compensate descendants.

“I don’t think the sensible way to achieve reparation is to sell off national heritage,” Afua Hirsch said.

“I want people to see it and engage with it. The more accessible it can be, the more it can be used to educate.”

The writer and broadcaster is fronting Enslaved with actor Samuel L Jackson. The series starts on BBC Two on Sunday.

Samuel L Jackson and Afua Hirsch both discovered their roots on the show
Samuel L Jackson and Afua Hirsch both discovered their roots on the show

Hirsch, who writes a column for The Guardian and penned the book Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging, added: “I’m not about destroying history at all. I want people to see it and engage with it.

“But I do feel quite critical that

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Study links in-class college learning to over 3,000 new COVID-19 cases per day

DENVER (KDVR) – Sept. 22 marks a milestone for the country’s fight with the coronavirus pandemic. We have exceeded 200,000 deaths from those who have tested positive for COVID-19.

A new study indicates that number will climb as colleges and universities switch to in-person classes.

The University of Colorado Boulder has temporarily switched back to online-only learning after a large COVID-19 case spike following the start of the semester. Boulder County has tested 3,753 positive COVID-19 cases; 825 of those cases come from CU Boulder.

Similar spikes in school-borne county coronavirus cases are the national trend, according to a new report set to be released Tuesday on medical study aggregator MedRxiv. A team of medical researchers, education specialists, and economists have linked college and university reopenings with a hefty increase in national COVID-19 case growth.

The study, emailed to FOX31 before its publication at MedRxiv, analyzed COVID-19 case data, enrollment

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