Glasgow University’s ‘bold’ move to pay back slave trade profits

_103452532_mediaitem103452531Source: BBC News

By Hannah Capella

Glasgow University has agreed to raise and spend £20m in reparations after discovering it benefited by millions of pounds from the slave trade.

It is believed to be the first institution in the UK to implement such a “programme of restorative justice”.

The money will be raised and spent over the next 20 years on setting up and running the Glasgow-Caribbean Centre for Development Research.

It will be managed in partnership with the University of the West Indies.

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