William Davidson, a black, radical revolutionary from the north-east of Scotland, was executed and publicly decapitated in 1820.
Few enslaved Africans were brought back to Scotland but some of those who did would become key figures in dismantling the slave trade.
The shackled legacy of the north-east’s ties to the slave trade was left on trafficked humans sold to the highest bidder.
A kind-hearted doctor has organised the fourth Aberdeen A21 Walk For Freedom to raise awareness of the existence and scale of modern slavery in the world today.
Kanye West’s suggestion that 400 years of slavery was a “choice” has been heavily criticised as “insulting” and “harmful” by historians.
Kanye West has stirred up more controversy by suggesting that four centuries of the enslavement of African Americans was a “choice”.
Kanye West has defended himself after suggesting that 400 years of slavery “sounds like a choice”, saying: “We can’t be mentally imprisoned for another 400 years.”