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Black Georgians

To mark Black History Month, the museum is hosting a study day examining the lives of Black children and servants in eighteenth and early ninteenth century Britain


Join SI Martin, journalist for The Voice newspaper, and a team of speakers to examine the different experiences of Black people living in Georgian England. Subjects include London's Black street children, some of whom lived at the Foundling Hospital, Francis Barber, the servant and friend of Dr Samuel Johnson, and George Alexander Gratton, an enslaved child who was exhibited as a curiosity because of his unusual appearance due to piebaldism.

The day starts at the Hunterian Museum and moves the the Foundling Museum in the afternoon. There will be a chance to explore both museums and the ticket price includes free admission to Dr Johnson's House until 22 November


Speaker(s):

Mr S I Martin | talks
Mr Michael Bundock | talks
Ms Temi Odumosu | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

22 October 2008 at 10:00 am

Duration:

Full Day

 

Venue:

Hunterian Museum, London
The Royal College of Surgeons of England
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London
WC2A 3PE
020 7869 6560
http://www.rcseng.ac.uk/museums

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Tickets:

Tickets cost £25 and include lunch, drinks reception and free entry to all venues

Available from:

Please call 020 7841 3600 to book

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