Rethinking the Lives of Black Victorians


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Rethinking the Lives of Black Victorians


Discover stories of the Black British population and their lives within Victorian Britain.

In this enlightening talk, Caroline Bressey tells the stories of individuals in the context of the multi-cultural communities they lived and worked in. 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.


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