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Lloyd’s of London to pay for its ‘shameful’ sins in Atlantic slave trade

Drawing of a ship's hold with slaves

REUTERS, JUNE 18, 2020 Lloyd’s grew to dominate the shipping insurance market and were a key player in Europe’s scramble for empire, treasure and slaves. LONDON – The Lloyd’s of London insurance market has apologised for its “shameful” role in the 18th and 19th Century Atlantic slave trade and has agreed to fund charities and organisations promoting opportunities for black …

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