Events by type
- Black Visitors and Workers on Tyneside in the time of Slavery
- 15.10.2009 - 16.10.2009
- Lectures and Talks
Wednesday 14 October 2-5pm
'In no place in the United Kingdom has the American slave warmer friends than in Newcastle.'
HALF-DAY WORKSHOP: EXPLORING BLACK VISITORS AND RESIDENTS ON TYNESIDE IN THE PERIOD OF SLAVERY AND ABOLITION
Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle NE1 4JA
2pm John Charlton: Introduction to the North East's role in the slavery business and abolition
2.30pm Peter Livsey: William Fifefield, Newcastle's West Indian volunteer and boatman 1794-1834
3.10pm Sean Creighton: The Quaker Richardsons and Black American Abolitionists
3.50pm The Next Steps for NESAG, including Peter Livsey on Slavery and Abolition - A Walk Around Newcastle.
Free. Organised by North East Slavery & Abolition Group, Tyne & Wear Museums & Archives and Newcastle-upon-Tyne Literary & Philosophical Society
Thursday 15 October 10.30am-4.30pm
DAY WORKSHOP: EXPLORING SLAVERY AND ABOLITION IN NORTHUMBERLAND & NEWCASTLE
Northumberland Collections Service, Woodhorn Museum, Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland NE63 9YF
10.40am John Charlton or Sean Creighton: Introduction to the Slavery Business and Abolition in Northumberland and Newcastle, inc.
11.20am Workshop about relevant archive materials at NCS with display, discussion on how to interpret them
12.30pm Lunch break
2pm Workshop on researching the Black presence in Parish Registers
3.15pm Tea break
3.30pm Talk on a topic researched at Woodhorn for the Remembering Slavery Project 2007 inc. discussion.
4.15pm Outline of work of NESAG and its next steps
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