The Churchill Lecture: David Olusoga

Friday 24th November

Join David Olusoga to mark the 60th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Speech: ‘I Have a Dream’ with a unique lecture.


As part of our Churchill lecture series, we are delighted to be welcoming Professor David Olusoga to the American Museum & Gardens. He will be giving a custom lecture related to this year’s 60th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech.

David Olusoga – historian, writer and broadcaster, best known as the author of Black and British: A Forgotten History

Professor David Adetayo Olusoga OBE is a British-Nigerian historian, broadcaster and film-maker. He is Professor of Public History at the University of Manchester. As an award-winning presenter and documentary maker, David’s television work includes The World’s War: Forgotten Soldiers of Empire and Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners, both for BBC2.

David Olusoga is the author of The World’s War (Head of Zeus, 2014), co-author of The Kaiser’s Holocaust: Germany’s Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of Nazism (Faber & Faber 2010), and was a contributor to the Oxford Companion to Black British History. He is currently writing a new history of slavery, 5000 Years a Slave (Head of Zeus), and White Slavery & the Black War, a new history of the British colonisation of Tasmania. David is a regular writer for The Guardian and The Observer and has written for The Nation and BBC History Magazine.

David Olusoga presented the major BBC2 series A Black History of Britain, documenting life from slavery to the twentieth century, from the Windrush Generation, to the country today. And his contribution to landmark BBC Arts series Civilisations explores contact, trade, interaction, empire and race.

Things you need to know:

The lecture will take place in the Stables at the American Museum & Gardens.

Doors open at 6pm and the lecture starts at 7pm.

Ticket includes arrival drink, available before the lecture.

All tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by the organiser.

We look forward to welcoming you to David Olusoga’s Lecture at the American Museum & Gardens. Any questions, please contact us via email to or by phone on +44 (0)1225 460503.