How Britain’s role in slavery and empire shaped modern America
BBC, 30 Jul 2020
Two months after the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, which sparked protests around the world, there’s fresh scrutiny of America’s history of slavery — and how it influences the country to this day.
Britain played a central role in the history of the United States — from the original colonisation of North America to its domination of the Atlantic slave trade.
For the latest in a series of BBC News at Ten reports on colonial legacies, Huw Edwards presents reporting from Aleem Maqbool in Virginia.