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Breaking the Silence: Unlocking the Secrets of Slavery and Abolition in Uxbridge

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | 16 November 2019
St John the Baptist Church | FREE

Part of the nationwide Being Human: Festival of the Humanities, join us in a series of special events to unlock the well-kept secrets of British slavery and abolition in Uxbridge, West London.

Follow a guided walking tour to reveal the hidden connection between the parish and Britain’s leading abolitionist, William Wilberforce.

Learn about the African slaves who once lived in Uxbridge and discover their stories of struggle and survival in a unique theatrical performance based on enslaved men and women’s narratives. Plus, see the original “Slave Book” produced by enslaved children in nineteenth-century Jamaica.

Part of a specially curated exhibition on the role of the British and Foreign School Society and nonconformist missionaries in the education of enslaved and freed children in the British Caribbean. Discover how this influential society led the way with the training of Britain’s first black professional teachers, and explore the global impact of our local history.

Unlocking the Secrets of Slavery and Abolition in Uxbridge – Being Human: A Festival of the Humanities 14-23 November 2019, Brunel University London, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge UB8 3PH

British and Foreign School Society Exhibition – 14 – 23 November, open every day from 9 AM to 5 PM, Eastern Gateway Building, Brunel University London, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge UB8 3PH. To book your tickets click here

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