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Professor Christine Kinealy, Director of Ireland's Great Hunger Institute and Professor of History at Quinnipiac University will speak about Benjamin Benson who lectured in Norfolk in the early 19th century.

Benjamin Benson was born into chattel slavery on 16 December 1818 in Bermuda in the West Indies, which was part of the British Empire. He was freed when slavery was abolished in 1838 but was then re-enslaved in the United States.

This event will be held via Zoom. Booking is required in order to receive the webinar link.

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Lynn Museum

Market Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1NL

01553 775001


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