Black and British: David Olusoga in conversation with Hannah Barker
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Sat 17 Aug, 2pm
Free, booking required.
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David Olusoga OBE is a historian, broadcaster and film-maker who also became Professor of Public History at the University of Manchester earlier this year. He is well known for his Bafta-winning TV series, Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners, co-presenting role the BBC’s remake of Civilisations and for A House Through Time.
His recent book and TV series Black and British: A Forgotten History is wide-ranging and important project that explores Black British history from Roman times to the present day within the context of national and global history. It provides a brilliant focus for the themes of protest and freedom that will be discussed at this event.
“Our local, national, global history is significant to us all. We all play our part. Often hidden histories like the the Peterloo Massacre or the history of Black people in Britain is lost, forgotten or written out of history books. The Peterloo 2019 programme led by Manchester Histories will give us the opportunity to change this, to shine a light on these stories, but more importantly to explore where we are today. I’m honoured to support such an innovative programme.” – David Olusoga