This talk will look at the legacies of transatlantic slavery, drawing on Malcolm’s quote
If you stick a knife in my back nine inches and pull it out six inches, there's no progress. If you pull it all the way out that's not progress. Progress is healing the wound that the blow made. And they haven't even pulled the knife out much less heal the wound.
The talk will focus on how to remember transatlantic slavery in a way that helps us to understand the modern world. It is not something in the past, the legacies shape everything around us. It is not something Black people should feel ashamed about, we resisted and survived. Transatlantic slavery created the current racial imbalances and the only way to do justice to the victims is to understand how important their sacrifice was to the modern world.