Discover stories of the Black British population and their lives within Victorian Britain.
Even in recent years, there has been a noticeable lack of progression in Black History’s presence in British scholarship – there are multitudes of forgotten geographies of black men and women within Victorian society.
In this enlightening talk, Caroline Bressey returns to the individuals she wrote about in her PhD and tells their stories in the context of the multi-cultural communities they lived and worked in.
Especially reflecting on popular culture’s influence, join us as she uncovers the spaces where black men and women could find work, in particular the circus and the theatre. It was in these places where they could enjoy success, but also a place where their labour was undoubtedly racialised.
The talk will be presented on Microsoft Teams and will last approximately 30-40 minutes, followed by a 15 minute Q&A.
Free, donations encouraged
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