The National Trust has sparked a woke row after tweeting details about artefacts and buildings’ links to slavery – as dozens vowed to cancel their membership because of ‘virtue signalling’. Twitter users blasted the UK-based charity for ‘lecturing’, ’emotional blackmail’ and ‘jumping on the bandwagon’ as some claimed the set of tweets ruined any enjoyment they once had for visiting its country estates. The organisation tweeted historical details about artefacts with links to the British Empire and the slave trade yesterday. The tweet, which was posted on UNESCO’s Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, read: ‘Many of the places we care for have direct or indirect links to slavery, including objects made from materials obtained by forced labour. ‘Today, as we mark the @UNESCO Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, we take a closer look at these materials.’ In a thread the detailed histories of four artefacts were uncovered. The National Trust tweeted historical details about artefacts that are linked to the British Empire and the slave trade on UNESCO’s Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition yesterday This mahogany desk was made from wood cut by enslaved… Read full this story
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