medievalpoc:

Lucy MacKeith has started a research project tracing Black History in Devon, England. The map is explored in this document, which offers a brief exploration of primary documents, artworks, and records. It is downloadable and translates well into an educational handout.
Further exploration and thematic writing is available here on the following topics:

Foreword by Sam Walker, Director, AMBH


Why black history in Devon?


Black Romans in Devon?


Saint Maurice


Devon’s connection with the slave trade and slavery


Gravestones illustrating the links between Devon and black history


Black people and the sea; The London 


The Swete Family in Modbury 


Joe Green


Devon and the abolition of the slave trade


Compensation for slavery?


How to remember slavery and the slave trade?


Who is this man?


Olaudah Equiano Moretonhampstead


Black soldiers and Devon


My Father, by Zena Burland


Jane, a black Devonian


How to take the study of black history forward


Conclusion   -  writing black history of the past and today


Resources for learning


Notes for educators in schools, museums and libraries


Notes on the text


Picture sources and acknowledgements


Photo credits


Mapping the black presence in Devon

medievalpoc:

Lucy MacKeith has started a research project tracing Black History in Devon, England. The map is explored in this document, which offers a brief exploration of primary documents, artworks, and records. It is downloadable and translates well into an educational handout.

Further exploration and thematic writing is available here on the following topics:

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