• Black Presence in Norfolk 1589 to 1883

    Thu. 4 October | 1 PM

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    This Richard Maguire lecture seeks to explore, and perhaps challenge, established assumptions about rural spaces and communities by looking at the history of the black community in Norfolk from 1589 to 1883. While the story is part of the story of the tragedy of Atlantic slavery, it is also a story of the process by which the county became home to a black community and how that community became integrated into the wider population.

    Followed by Café Conversation:

    How should Norfolk think about its minority communities – as ‘newcomers’ or ‘old friends’?

    The Café Conversation will take place in Café Bar Marzano in The Forum 15 minutes after the lecture ends. Tea and coffee will be provided.

    Norwich: Fusion, The Forum, Millennium Plain, NR2 1TF
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    Containing Multitudes website

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