Thomas Highflyer: From Slave Dhow to Brighton School Boy

Fri, 19 Jun 2020, 19:00

Brighton & Hove Black History invites you to a special evening of online talks on Zoom unveiling the life of Thomas Highflyer.

About this Event

7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Brighton & Hove Black History invites you to a special evening of online talks on Zoom, which unveils the story of an African slave boy Thomas Highflyer rescued from a slave dhow on the coast of the Indian Ocean in East Africa.

The talk will follow the journey of the boy from his rescue to his life as a pupil in a Brighton school and the legacy of his life, with the restoration of his grave through a special project by Brighton & Hove Black History volunteers.

The talk will be narrated by Black History Historians and Researchers Dr Bert Williams MBE and Suchi Chatterjee.

In partnership with Black History.

We will send a Zoom link on the day to all registered attendees.

For more information or help, please contact us on info@writingourlegacy.org.uk.

Please note: all tickets are non-refundable.

Image by: Ludovic Foster

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