You always kind of knew that if a major public figure in Britain would do it, it might be someone like Ken Livingstone. "It was the racial murder of not just those who were transported but generations of enslaved African men, women and children. To justify this murder and torture black people had to be declared not human. We live with the consequences today." And Ken wept.
If you read certain major newspapers the next day you'd have never known it happened, because they completely ignored it. But no matter. Reassuring, to know that man can think upon slavery and weep, regardless of race, creed or colour.
From the Luba people of West Africa and elsewhere an ancient mnemonic technique builds a palace of memory - Lynne Kelly writing in *Aeon*: A *lukasa* memory board. *Courtesy Brooklyn Museum/Wikimedia*...the Luba people of West Africa use a well-documented memory...
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