Local roots / global routes: the legacies of British slave-ownership

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Hackney Museum & Archives have a track record of engaging local communities to explore their heritage in creative and dynamic ways. Building on these expertise this project will explore Hackney’s local histories and the wider legacies of British slave-ownership in the borough. Hackney Museum & Archives will work with local secondary schools to create a locally relevant performance-based session and an interactive educational resource for Key Stage 3 using the’ Legacies of British Slave-Ownership’ database created by UCL.

These resources will be produced in collaboration with Hackney secondary schools, a community consultant, student interns and creative art practitioners. Teacher training sessions will be hosted and a filmed version of the resource will be produced. To link the schools offer into a wider context of public engagement, UCLs ‘Legacies of British Slave-Ownership’ project staff will deliver workshops, a walking tour and a showcase event for Black History Month in Hackney during October 2014.

Related Events 

Putting the Black in the Union Jack? Black British History in Education
Bloomsbury Theatre, UCL
Saturday 8 November 2014, 10 am – 7 pm

Project Leads
  • Katie Donington & Kristy Warren, Research Associates, Department of History, UCL
  • Cheryl Bowen, Community Education Manager, Hackney Museum & Archives