As the historian Andrea Stuart demonstrated in her recent book, Sugar in the Blood, the original Tate galleries funded their collections from the slave labour that generated the wealth of the Tate & Lyle sugar empire.
Given that the original Tate and Lyle companies that were the constituents of the joint company were both founded some 35 years after slavery ended?
Another example is All Souls College in Oxford, “paid for by the profits generated by the slaves who toiled and died at the Codrington estate in Barbados”.
Codrginton’s will paid for the library. All Souls was there rather earlier.
Dr Gavin Lewis
Tsk eh, northern academics these days……