Treasures in the Archive FREE talks

The life of George Scipio Africanus
Thursday 8 October, 1pm

Learn more about the life of the George Scipio Africanus and his family. Originating from West Africa, before he was enslaved, he freed himself and became a successful entrepreneur in Nottingham. Book online.

Black people in Lambeth’s 18th century parish registers
Thursday 22 October, 1pm

Jon Newman from Lambeth Archives shows how the evidence of local parish registers allows us to

African royal celebrity dating back to 1700s. Book online.

The life of Ignatius Sancho
Thursday 5 November, 1pm

Ignatius Sancho was a composer, actor, and writer. He gained fame during the 18th-century, as he became the symbol for the immorality of the slave trade. Leading historian Steve Martin will talk about the breadth of his influence, drawing upon archive material held at Black Cultural Archives, as well as his lasting legacy. Book online.

Family and Adult workshops with the National Army Museum

Half-Term Activities from 27 to 29 October

As we approach the second year centenary since the First World War began, Black Cultural Archives is collaborating with the National Army Museum, to reveal the hidden histories for African and Caribbean individuals involved in this conflict. Are you curious to learn how African and Caribbean people were involved during this period? Would you like to know more about regimental badges used by the Kings African Rifles and West Indies Regiment? Was an ancestor of yours involved in this conflict? Then come along to one of our three events being held for adults and families alike during half term week.

Tuesday 27th October 11.00am-12.30pm
Adult family history workshops led by Robert Fleming of the National Army Museum

Thursday 29th October 2.00pm-4.00pm
Family activity day making campaign badges

Friday 30th October 2.00pm-9.00pm
Archive call out day, with a family activity session, together with evening event of music, talk and film from both National Army Museum and Black Cultural Archives collections

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