Black Abolitionists in 19th Century Britain
Thu 6 Oct 2016, 19:00 – 21:00, The British Library Conference Centre, 96 Euston Rd
Presenting fascinating new research and a 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 which uses the British Library’s digital archives to uncover 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.