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Black Georgians

Ep. 53

Who were Ignatius Sancho, Dido Elizabeth Belle and Francis Barber?

Between 10,000 and 30,000 black people lived in Britain during the Georgian period. Despite this, some people have remained convinced that black British history doesn't start until after the Second World War.

In this episode, Kate speaks to Gretchen Gerzina about some of the individuals who lived in Georgian Britain, their lives and their livelihoods.

*WARNING there are naughty words and discussions of slavery and racism in this episode*

Produced by Charlotte Long and Sophie Gee. Edited by Sophie Gee and Thomas Ntinas.

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