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Cambridge responds to legacies of enslavement inquiry
The University of Cambridge is well known for its abolitionists, individuals such as Thomas Clarkson, William Wilberforce and Peter Peckard, who played an important role in ending the slave trade and bringing about emancipation.
Far less well known, however, are the powerful forces in Cambridge that these abolitionists had to fight against.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Toope said: “It is not in our gift to right historic wrongs, but we can begin by acknowledging them. Having unearthed our university’s links to an appalling history of abuse, the report encourages us to work even harder to address current inequalities – particularly those related to the experiences of Black communities.”