Arts & Culture

Virtual Black Abolitionist Tour of London

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm | 08 July 2020
Online | Free

This walking tour of London, highlights six sites where African American activists had a major impact on the British landscape.

During this tour Dr Hannah-Rose Murray, will take you through the streets of London and possibly further afield, to learn how African Americans activists travelled to the British Isles during the 19th century, to educate audiences about the brutalities of slavery, to write and publish their narratives, raise money to legally purchase themselves or family members, or to settle and work here.

In their radical and politicised journeys of freedom, they travelled thousands of miles to give lectures in large cities like London and Edinburgh, to small villages like Bakewell, Keswick and Pembroke.

Whilst some of the buildings visited by these individuals do not remain, it is impossible to deny that we walk past important Black history sites on a daily basis, without realising the impact these men and women had on British society.

Please keep an eye on your email – half an hour before the tour starts, I’ll send around a Zoom link and password.

This virtual tour also takes place on the July 15th.

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