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Black Americans in Victorian Britain, talk by author Jeffrey Green

Black Americans in Victorian Britain, talk by author Jeffrey Green

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The first Friends of East Grinstead Museum speaker Night of the 2019/2020 season, on 1st November, will be Jeffrey Green speaking about his book “Black Americans in Victorian Britain”.

In this, the first study of its kind, Jeffrey Green explores and represents the experiences of some of the black American citizens who ventured forth to Britain in the midst of the Victorian era. Black Americans in Victorian Britain documents the experience of refugees, settlers, and their families as well as pioneering entertainers in both minstrel shows and stage adaptions of the 1850s best-selling novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. It offers timely and engaging new perspectives on both Victorian and Afro-American history.

Friends of the Museum free entry, Visitors £3.00 payable on the door

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