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Professor James Walvin (University of York): ‘The Black Presence in Transatlantic Slavery Archives’

13/03/2023 at 17:30 19:30

*Please note change of speaker*

The distinguished social historian James Walvin, author of many books on slavery and the slave trade in the Atlantic worldwill discuss ‘The Black Presence in Transatlantic Slavery Archives’ with Desirée Baptiste, author of a new play, Incidents in the Life of an Anglican Slave, Written by Herself (2023), inspired by a document at Lambeth Palace Library: a 1723 letter from an anonymous enslaved Virginian to the ‘Lord arch Bishop of London’. James Walvin’s next book, to be published in September 2023, will be ‘Amazing Grace’. A Cultural History of a Beloved Hymn.

All are welcome, but those wishing to attend should book a free ticket on Eventbrite or email archives@churchofengland.org not later than 10th March.

Please note that tickets must be booked individually and we need each attendee’s name for security purposes.

This event takes place in the Bancroft Room, Lambeth Palace Library (new building, entrance on Lambeth Palace Road). Please arrive 10 minutes before the advertised start time to allow time to take the lift to the top.


Lambeth Palace Library

Lambeth Palace Road
London, SE1 7JT
020 7898 1400
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