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During the nineteenth century and especially after the Civil War, scores of black abolitionists like Frederick Douglass, Moses Roper and Ellen Craft travelled to England, Ireland, Scotland, and parts of rural Wales to educate the public on slavery. By sharing their oratorical, visual, and literary testimony to transatlantic audiences, African American activists galvanised the antislavery movement, which had severe consequences for former slaveholders, pro-slavery defenders, white racists, and ignorant publics. Their journeys highlighted not only their death-defying escapes from bondage but also their desire to speak out against slavery and white supremacy on foreign soil. Hannah-Rose Murray explores the radical transatlantic journeys formerly enslaved individuals made to the British Isles, and what light they shed on our understanding of the abolitionist movement. She uncovers the reasons why activists visited certain locations, how they adapted to the local political and social climate, and what impact their activism had on British societyThis event is organised by Black History Walks, other coming events from BHW Black History bus tour 2021 Black History river cruise 2021 Emperor Haille Selassie and the Black history of Bath Sex and the Black Community Secrets of the Goldsmiths 2021The Gentrification of Peckham and Black urban removal worldwide Jim Kelly Kung Fu and Black British Civil Rights Medical Apartheid Part 1 and 2 African women resistance leaders : Political and Spiritual 2021Stan (Marvel) Lee's Black historyBlack presence in the National Gallery

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rnBlack History Walks offers guided Walking Tours of London to includeu00a0its Africanu00a0historyu00a0which goes back 3500 years. We run bus and river tours too.Walks take place in 12 different areas.Weu00a0also offer films, talks and workshopsu00a0each monthu00a0all year. See website or join mail list for details.rnrnu00a0

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