International Slavery Remembrance Day
Time Out says
Friendly warning! We're working hard to be accurate. But these are unusual times, so please check that events are still happening.
Each year, the National Maritime Museum marks the anniversary of the 1791 Haitian slave rebellion with a day of remembrance. This time BBC presenter David Olusoga will be giving a lecture about Britain’s forgotten slave owners after a number of talks, tours and opportunities to handle relevant museum artefacts. Events are brought to a fitting conclustion with the closing ceremony at the Water Gates of the Old Royal Naval College, during which visitors are invited to throw white rose petals into the Thames in silent commemoration. The whole event is free.