Yesterday, I visited the exhibition "Scotland and the Commonwealth - 400 years in the making" at the Mitchell Library. This is showing until 4th October 2014. It explores early trade, slavery, missionaries, industry and emigration.
At the exhibition, there is a treasured ‘bible’ loaned to the city by Sonny Venkatrathnam who was a Robben Island prisoner at the same time as Nelson Mandela. The book is in fact a copy of the The Complete Works of Shakespeare which Sonny Venkatrathnam kept in his cell.
Poster for conference on slavery on 3rd October 2014.
It is Black History Month in October, and as part of the events programme, a conference on slavery is taking place at the Mitchell Library.
Robben Island Bible - http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/announcements/pages/Robben-Island-Bible.aspx