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Fri, 22 Oct


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Dr Barnardo's & Black London Book

Get 2 presentations for one! Looking at the new book - Black London: History, Art & Culture in over 120 places and also at the work of Dr Barnardo during the Victorian era.

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Dr Barnardo's & Black London Book
Dr Barnardo's & Black London Book

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22 Oct 2021, 18:00 – 20:00

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Today's speaker will be Avril Nanton who, earlier this year, along with co-author Jody Burton, released her new book Black London: History, Art & Culture in over 120 Places. The book takes a look at London from a local and global viewpoint, using statues, monuments, streets and plaques to map out London in a way that has never been done before. The book can be used as a history book or a guide book.  It has a Black history timeline and features flagged maps, and events happening throughout the year. It tells the stories of those that have walked London's streets, those that visited London and those that lived and worked in the various boroughs of London. Covering north, south, east and west, it has something for everyone!

Dr Barnardo was a Victorian "do-gooder" who opened children's homes for all children of the period. He was one of the first to take in Black children no matter what their situation. This presentation looks at his work but, more importantly, at the Black children who were taken into care by Barnardo's.   There will be pictures of some of the children and their stories will be told by Avril Nanton. 

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