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Black History and the Anti-Slavery Movement

As part of Black History Month, Dr Rob Burroughs discussed black history and the anti-slavery movement in the nineteenth century.

Focusing on the roles played by Africans in exposing atrocities in King Leopold’s Congo at the end of the nineteenth century, this conversation explores black contributions to humanitarian history, and the ways in which these efforts have sometimes been obscured by attention to the heroics of white anti-slavery activists.

The talk was filmed by Tomaso Aramini, a student from the Northern Film School.

This event was part of Leeds Cultural Conversations, a series of lunchtime talks organised by the Centre for Culture & the Arts. For more information on the series please visit the website.

Event Details

4 October 2017 -
4 October 2017
Room 700, Leeds Central Library, LS1 3AB
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