2655. Slavery through the ages
© Bruce Goodman 5 March 2023

There was great excitement among those of the town’s History Society. Sir Stephen Cavendish, the famous historian and Oxford don was coming to speak. He had asked for a topic to speak on that might interest them, and given the topicality of the subject and the fact that there were a considerable number of African Americans in the Society, they asked the Professor to speak on “The History of Slavery through the Ages”.

The Professor began: “Good evening. The first thing to note is that throughout the history of humanity the majority of slaves have been White.”

A riot ensued. The Chairwomen declared the meeting over.

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