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Dr Eric Graham will discuss the Black faced minstrel shows from America that toured Scotland at a critical time in the battle for “hearts & minds” on the issue of slavery in the Southern States of America. Scotland’s historical links to slavery and racism prompted the great emancipation campaigner Frederick Douglass, whilst visiting Scotland, to denounce these shows as ‘rooted in racist bigotry’; yet theatres around Scotland were full.

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