CRER Black History Month 2016:“Run Away From His Master”: Jamie Montgomery...
“Run Away From His Master”: Jamie
Montgomery and Freedom-Seeking Slaves
in 18th Century Britain
This lecture will tell the story of Jamie Montgomery,
a young enslaved boy who was brought from
Virginia to Scotland in 1750 and who then
escaped. The lecture will explore what it meant
for an enslaved African to escape in eighteenthcentury
Britain, using examples drawn from the
newspaper advertisements slave owners placed
after their human property escaped.