Friends of the Georgian Society of Jamaica

Black Georgians: The Shock of the Familiar

Black Georgians reveals the everyday lives of Black people in Britain during the Georgian period, 1714-1830. This rich array of historical evidence presents a surprising, sometimes shocking, and inspiring picture of Georgian Britain.

Explore, consider and take the opportunity to challenge perspectives on the past and how it shaped the Britain we live in today.

The exhibition runs until 9th April 2016.
Opening times: Tues – Sat, 10am – 6pm.
Free admission.

Sara Crofts writes: “This is a small but perfectly formed exhibition that shines a light on the hidden history of Black people living and working in England in the C18. The presentation draws on fascinating primary sources and is extremely thought-provoking. The displays challenge the visitor to consider how much has changed in society since the Georgian era and also how change can best be achieved – through campaigning, literature, leadership etc. Well worth a visit.”

More information on the BCA website

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