This is an exhibition and registration is not necessary. For opening hours of the Leeds Library, check the website http://www.theleedslibrary.org.uk please.
If you were living in Leeds in the 1840s and 1850s you would undoubtedly have heard of taint-slavery speeches made to huge local audiences by African American activists and their supporters. The University of Leeds will offer guided walk of sites associated with the entwined histories of African self-emancipation and anti-slavery activism in 19th-century Leeds, public discussion of the significance of the archives of anti-slavery activism, and a chance to visit the Leeds Library, which presents an exhibition on Quaker businessman Wilson Armistead and a play tracing the extraordinary escape of Ellen and William Craft from enslavement in Georgia.
Registration is necessary for these related events:
There is also a guided walk (23 November: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/us-slavery-and-yorkshire-anti-slavery-forgotten-narratives-from-the-leeds-archive-guided-walk-tickets-26752448293), a public talk on the significance of the archives of anti-slavery activism (23 November: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/us-slavery-and-yorkshire-anti-slavery-forgotten-narratives-from-the-leeds-archive-public-talk-tickets-26752656917) and a play tracing the extraordinary escape, from enslavement in Georgia, of Ellen and William Craft (23 November: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/us-slavery-and-yorkshire-anti-slavery-meet-the-crafts-tickets-26753301846).
This event is part of the Being Human festival - the UK’s only national festival of the humanities.
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