This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 24th Jan 2019
To acknowledge the contribution of black and minority ethnic seafarers during the First World War and some of their stories just after the war had ended, this event will provide an insight into seafarers lives and highlight some of the personal stories of those involved.
Rozina Visram, author of Asians in Britain, and Dr Florian Stadler will speak about the Indian ‘lascar’ sailors.
Dr Santanu Das will share a Bengali lascar recording from the Humboldt Sound Archive.
Author Steve Martin, will talk about the contribution of sailors from Africa, the Caribbean and Britain’s black communities.
Members of the Outreach Team at The National Archives will present some of the findings from their recent research on black seafarers and host an original document display.
This talk will form part of a whole day event: BAME Seafarers in the First World War: projects, resources and support.
Cost: Free of Charge
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Reserve tickets at this website2019-01-24 2019-01-24 Europe/London BAME seafarers in the First World War To acknowledge the contribution of black and minority ethnic seafarers during the First World War and some of their stories just after the war had ended. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/01/24/bame-seafarers-in-the-first-world-war-189691 The National Archives,Bessant Drive,,London
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