A WEBINAR TALK AND Q&A WITH LOUISA ADJOA PARKER AND LUCY MACKEITH, CHAIRED BY TEHMINA GOSKAR
RECORDED ON THU 3 SEP
This talk and discussion reflects on black history in Cornwall and Devon and was inspired by themes and ideas emerging from the exhibition, Go On Being So shown at Newlyn Art Gallery Feb-Sep 2020. South west-based writer, Louisa Adjoa Parker, and historian, Lucy Mackeith, discuss contemporary experiences, case studies of local diaspora and racism in Cornwall today, chaired by Dr Tehmina Goskar.
The webinar focuses on the voices of resilience and equality from the exhibition as a starting point to address our own curiosity with creativity, art and poetry and how it can be used to reframe our own histories.
Topics include case studies surrounding international students studying at the Engineering College operated by Cable & Wireless in Porthcurno, Cornish links to the slave trade and African-American soldiers training in the south west during the Second World War.