Exhibitions 2016

Black History Connections: Local African and Caribbean Stories

Silver denarius for Septimus Severus, 201AD

Discover Preston display
26 September 2015 - 25 June 2016

Spotlight On ... Black History Connections: Local African and Caribbean Stories
Find out about the ancient connections between Lancashire and Africa; stories of individual triumph in the face of adversity and the flourishing of the Windrush generation.

The perception of our region's Black history is often focussed on the international struggles of Africans and the slave trade, but there is so much more to the story ...
Look out for events where you can show us your objects and stories to help us understand more about Black history - see our What's On page.

This display is part of a project led by Kitchen Sink Arts exploring how Black history has been preserved and how to collect new stories to develop a postive black historical narrative for Preston and Lancashire. It is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Image shows a silver denarius minted in 201 AD for Septimius Severus, a Roman Emperor of African descent, who died in the north of England.


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