David Olusoga at BBC History Weekend

  • Yorkshire Museum, York
    Yorkshire Museum
  • 18/11/2016 17:30 - 18/11/2016 18:30


David Olusoga is a historian, broadcaster and film-maker. His presenting credits include the BBC series The World's War, Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners. His new book Black and British, accompanies the four part series on BBC 2 Television which he presents.Black people have always been part of the British story. There were African soldiers on Hadrian's Wall and black sailors at Trafalgar. There were black people in the Tudor court and for centuries Africa and her peoples were a British obsession. In his talk David will argue that black history isn't a separate annex of British history but a fascinating, surprising and revealing aspect of our national story.

David Olusoga is a British-Nigerian historian, broadcaster and BAFTA award-winning presenter and filmmaker. His previous books include The Kaiser's Holocaust and The World's War. He was also a contributor to The Oxford Companion to Black British History.