A Black History of Britain – BBC series

We are delighted to announce that Dr Peggy Brunache, tutor in History and American Studies at the University of Dundee, will be participating in an event on Thursday 1st September 2016 which will be filmed as part of an upcoming new BBC series.

‘A Black History of Britain’ will be a new BBC Two history series, and as part of the filming for this Dr Brunache will be speaking about African American abolitionist Frederick Douglass’ 1846 speech in Dundee.  Her talk will take place in the same spot in which Douglass once stood and captivated his audience, now the Dundee City Council Bell Street Music Centre.

In 1845, Frederick Douglass (1818 – 1895) toured across Britain for 19 months, lecturing against slavery in the United States. The event will  commemorate a speech he made on January 30 1846, with a series of readings and the unveiling of a commemorative plaque.

Find out more about Dr Peggy Brunache on her staff profile