How Britain’s role in slavery and empire shaped modern America – BBC News

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Two months after the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, which sparked protests around the world, there’s fresh scrutiny of America’s history of slavery — and how it influences the country to this day.

Britain played a central role in the history of the United States — from the original colonisation of North America to its domination of the Atlantic slave trade.

For the latest in a series of BBC News at Ten reports on colonial legacies, Huw Edwards presents reporting from Aleem Maqbool in Virginia.

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