Black Georgians: The Shock of the Familiar

Friday 9th October 2015

A new exhibition that reveals the everyday lives of Black people in Britain during the Georgian period, 1714-1837. A rich array of historical evidencethatgoesbeyondchallenging the preconceptions of Black presence in Britain pre-World War II. This is a critical historical enquiry that questions what we understand of Englishness and paints a picture of Black people’s daily lives fraught with oppression and restriction alongside a degree of social mobility and integration. Free admission. @bcaheritage #BlackGeorgians.

The BCA also runs activities, talks and events throughout the year and to see what’s happening in October visit the website at uk/programme.

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