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Immigration and Emigration
Broad Quay, attributed to Philip Vandyke, c. 1760
© Bristol Museums & Art Gallery
Legacies of the Slave Trade

Today Bristol is a thriving multicultural city of about 400,000 people; home to a diverse population, including sizeable African-Caribbean, Asian and Somali communities as well as many others who live, work or study in the area.

Bristol has had ethnic minority citizens for centuries: a person of African heritage was recorded as a Bristol resident in 1641, and Henbury Church, in the city, is home to the grave of Scipio Africanus, an African servant of the 7th Earl of Suffolk, who died in the city in 1719. Today Bristol welcomes and celebrates cultural diversity, but in the past this not always the case. More...

Words: Dean Smart

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