David Olusoga: Black and British

David Olusoga: Black and British - Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

22 June 2018 22 June 2018

When: 22 June 2018
Where: RAMM, Gallery 20
Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Cost: £18 (Early bird £16 until 1 Jun)
Suitable for: Any age

Historian and BBC Civilisations presenter, David Olusoga, celebrates RAMM’s new Africa display and re-opened World Cultures galleries with a timely look at the long relationship between the British Isles and the peoples of Africa.

Drawing on new genealogical research, original records, and expert testimony, this story reaches back to Roman Britain and travels through the medieval imagination. Olusoga illuminates the black British history that is woven into the cultural and economic histories of the nation, and how the great 19th-century industrial boom was built on American slavery. He brings to life Elizabethan ‘blackamoors’ and the black Britons who fought at Trafalgar and in the trenches of both World Wars. It is not a singular history, but one that belongs to us all.

Arrive early for a bar and book-signing opportunity.

Tickets are available online or from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum reception in person or by phone using a credit or debit card on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

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