Watch: London’s Black history

13 October 2010

Mary Seacole

Dr Caroline Bressey (UCL Geography) describes her research into the history of the Black presence in London in this mini-lecture to mark Black History Month.

Dr Bressey’s work involves trawling the archives to reveal forgotten everyday Black characters of Victorian Britain.

Image: Detail of a portrait of Mary Seacole, a Scottish-Jamaican nurse in the Crimean War. Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery

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