Black Georgians Study Day

Black Georgians Study Day

Wednesday 22 October
10am – 4pm

A team of experienced speakers will examine some of the dramatically different experiences of black people in Georgian London, such as black street children, some of whom were admitted to the Foundling Museum; the life of Francis Barber, Samuel Johnson’s Jamaican servant; and George Alexander Gratton, a child slave exhibited as a curiosity because of his skin condition, piebaldism. Speakers include Michael Bundock, recent winner of the Biographer’s Club prize and S.I. Martin, author of ‘Britain’s Slave Trade’.

This study day, which marks Black History Month, will start at the Hunterian Museum in Lincoln’s Inn Fields and continue at the Foundling Museum in Bloomsbury for the afternoon sessions. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore both museums on the day, and will be entitled to free admission to Dr Johnson’s House before 22 November.

Tickets £25 (includes light lunch)
To book, please contact the Foundling Museum on 0207 841 3600