Black History and the Anti-Slavery Movement
As part of Black History Month, Dr Rob Burroughs discusses black history and the anti-slavery movement in the nineteenth century.
Focusing on the roles played by Africans in exposing atrocities in King Leopold’s Congo at the end of the nineteenth century, this conversation explores black contributions to humanitarian history, and the ways in which these efforts have sometimes been obscured by attention to the heroics of white anti-slavery activists.
This event is part of Leeds Cultural Conversations, a series of lunchtime talks organised by the Centre for Culture & the Arts. For more information on the series please visit the website.