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      November 15, 2019

      Friday  10:00 AM

      High Street
      Uxbridge, Buckinghamshire

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      Walking Free : Unlocking the Secrets of Slavery and Abolition in Uxbridge

      Join us on a guided walking tour to discover the hidden connection between Uxbridge and British slavery and abolition. Visit a former residence of leading British abolitionist, William Wilberforce, and the grave of former African slave, Toby Pleasant.  Beginning from Uxbridge Library, the walk is approximately 3km in total, spread across 150mins of talks and discoveries. Unlocking the Secrets of Slavery and Abolition in Uxbridge  Being Human: A Festival of the Humanities 14-23 November 2019 Brunel University London Part of the nationwide Being Human: Festival of the Humanities, join us in a series of special events to unlock the well-kept secrets of British slavery and abolition in Uxbridge, West London. Follow a guided walking tour to reveal the hidden connection between the parish and Britain’s leading abolitionist, William Wilberforce. Learn about the African slaves who once lived in Uxbridge and discover their stories of struggle and survival in a unique theatrical performance based on enslaved men and women's narratives. Plus, see the original “Slave Book” produced by enslaved children in nineteenth-century Jamaica. Part of a specially curated exhibition on the role of the British and Foreign School Society and nonconformist missionaries in the education of enslaved and freed children in the British Caribbean. Discover how this influential society led the way with the training of Britain’s first black professional teachers, and explore the global impact of our local history.  British and Foreign School Society Exhibition 14 - 23 November, open every day from 9am to 5pm  Eastern Gateway Building, Brunel University London Call by the Eastern Gateway Auditorium (between 9am and 5pm) to learn about the British and Foreign School Society in a specially curated archival exhibition in partnership with Brunel University London Archives. Discover how this society played a key role in training Britain’s first black professional teachers and in educating enslaved children in the British Caribbean during and after slavery. Look out for the original “Slave Book” produced by enslaved children in nineteenth-century Jamaica.  Breaking the Silence  16 November, 1pm-2pm St John the Baptist Church, Hillingdon, Royal Lane, Uxbridge UB8 3QP Join us for a unique theatrical performance to learn about the African slaves who once lived in Uxbridge and discover the stories of struggle and survival of enslaved men and women in the British Caribbean in their own words.   More details and tickets HERE

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