Professor Trevor Burnard (University of Hull): ‘The Black Presence in Transatlantic Slavery Archives’

March 13 at 17:30 19:30

Director of the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation, Professor Trevor Burnard, a specialist in the history of slavery in the Atlantic world, will discuss ‘The Black Presence in Transatlantic Slavery Archives’ with Desirée Baptiste, author of a new play, Incidents in the Life of an Anglican Slave, Written by Herself (2023), inspired by a document at Lambeth Palace Library: a 1723 letter from an anonymous enslaved Virginian to the ‘Lord arch Bishop of London’. An audio reading of the original letter, by American actor/writer Sydney Sainté will be aired during the session.

All are welcome, but those wishing to attend should book a free ticket on Eventbrite or email not later than 10th March.

Please note that tickets must be booked individually and we need each attendee’s name for security purposes.

This event takes place in the Bancroft Room, Lambeth Palace Library (new building, entrance on Lambeth Palace Road). Please arrive 10 minutes before the advertised start time to allow time to take the lift to the top.


Lambeth Palace Library

Lambeth Palace Road
London, SE1 7JT
020 7898 1400
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