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The Penny Lecture Series: Black History Heritage in Nottingham

  • New Art Exchange 39-41 Gregory Boulevard Nottingham, England, NG7 United Kingdom (map)
Image credit: Hannah-Rose Murray

Image credit: Hannah-Rose Murray

Please join the New Art Exchange, Nottingham Black Archive and the University of Nottingham for a collaborative event on black heritage. Panya Banjoko will talk about why Nottingham Black Archive, an organisation dedicated to collecting black history heritage and culture, was created and what impact it has had on the Nottingham community. 

Panya has over twenty years of experience working in the heritage sector for a number of museums around the country. She has worked as Learning and Engagement Project Worker, outreach worker, managed a number of heritage projects and regularly develops Museum’s Loans Boxes. She has an MA in Museum Studies achieved at the University of Leicester.

This event forms part of the 'Penny Lecture Series' in collaboration with the Univeristy of Nottingham, Backlit Art Gallery, and the National Justice Museum. Matthew Chesney (Director of BACKLIT) and Hannah-Rose Murray (PhD student, in the University of Nottingham) have curated a small exhibition to formerly enslaved African American Josiah Henson and his friend and benefactor, manufacturer and philanthropist Samuel Morley. Josiah Henson and Samuel Morley’s connected story represents the campaign for freedom, equality and human rights in Nottingham, and beyond. In the late nineteenth century, Samuel Morley organised a series of 'Penny Lectures' for the working classses. Designed to increase their education, men and women would pay just a penny to attend a variety of lectures on numerous subjects from science to politics.

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