Mar 14, 2023
Jon Bickley talks to community leader Pauline Stepney for an ongoing podcast series marking the 250th anniversary of the writing of Amazing Grace. Its author John Newton was a slave trader and later an abolitionist. We all know that Amazing Grace is universally loved but how do we view the slave trade today? We asked three people of Caribbean descent how it impacts on their lives even now.
Pauline is an inspirational leader within the Caribbean community in Bedford. As the child of immigrants Pea has witnessed the evolution of community relations over many years. As a trustee of the Legacy of Windrush Descendants (LOWD) charity she is working to deliver educational, cultural, social, advocacy, commemorative and health events as a contribution to the diverse wealth of Bedford. This is done with a grace and humour that spreads a little love to everyone around.