Black Abolitionists in 19th Century Britain

Black Abolitionists in 19th Century Britain

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Fascinating new research and performance which brings Black anti-slavery campaigners back to life

An informative and entertaining evening of talks, performances and discussion with scholar Hannah-Rose Murray, actor and writer Joe Williams and actress Martelle Edinborough. A chance to learn about the unique research at the University of Nottingham and using the British Library’s digital archives, which is uncovering hidden voices and stories of the Black British abolitionists who campaigned to end slavery. 

Figures such as Ellen and William Craft, and the brilliant orator Frederick Douglass are brought ‘back to life’ in a London premiere performance which follows the talk. 

Sponsored by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library and the BL Labs Project


Name: Black Abolitionists in 19th Century Britain
Where: Conference Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: Full Price: £8.00
Senior 60+: £6.00
Student: £5.00
Registered Unemployed: £5.00
Friend of the BL: £5.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546