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Professor James Walvin (University of York): ‘The Black Presence in Transatlantic Slavery Archives’
March 13 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 world, will 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.
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.