We Were Here - Love Camden

We Were Here

Black History Season Partner Event Exhibition
A painting of a scene with lots of people gathering in front of a white building crica 1800's, for an election

In this latest Era of Reclamation conversation, series creators British Museum Director Hartwig Fischer and former Deputy Chair of Trustees Bonnie Greer are joined by Emily Momoh, Curator of the We Were Here exhibition. 

We Were Here is a collection of eight biographies of individuals of African and Caribbean heritage who lived, worked or studied in Camden. Connections to the borough date back almost 300 years. Their stories explore community, enslavement, engagement, radical politics, abolition, education, creativity, relationships and racism.

Momoh will talk about her background and inspirations, how the project began and how the British Museum's collection has been a vital resource for her continuing research. The conversation will take a closer look at some of the individuals included in the exhibition whose stories highlight the struggles and challenges, the fight for dignity and respect of many people of the African diaspora.

The exhibition, which is displayed in indoor spaces throughout the borough, is part of a series of curated programmes celebrating Black History as part of Camden Black History Season. It was curated with independent history researcher Jacqueline Gallard, and Art History postgraduate Tayla Sapseid.

Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre, Holborn Library, 32-38 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8PA


Until 9th December

Weekdays: 10am - 5pm, Saturday: 10am - 3pm


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