Danell Jones: An African in Imperial London22 Jun 2018 – 18.30
Danell Jones shows us the streets of Edwardian London through the eyes of one remarkably resilient writer who wanted to change the way the world thought about Africans – and the many prejudices and setbacks he encountered in doing so. What changed in the intervening four centuries, and why? An enthralling investigation into racial attitudes in British history.
Jones will be joined by Miranda Kaufmann, author of Black Tudors,to uncover the daily lives of ten free Africans in Renaissance England, fundamentally challenging preconceptions of Tudor and Jacobean attitudes to race.
Chaired by Malcolm Gaskill, historian, author and Professor of Early Modern History, University of East Anglia.