This second virtual lecture discusses the African diaspora and black identities in Cornwall.
When Britain was a maritime kingdom Cornwall was not at the periphery. People of African descent lived, worked, and had families in Georgian Cornwall. This film reveals a dimension of Cornish and black history which had been largely forgotten and untold.
Dr Charlotte MacKenzie lives in Cornwall where she is a freelance historical researcher and writer. Her current research is on women and eighteenth century Cornwall. Charlotte won the 2016 Cardew Rendle prize awarded by the Royal Cornwall Museum and published an article in the National Maritime Museum Cornwall online journal Troze in December 2016. She was previously a senior lecturer in history at Bath Spa University.