BBC Black History of Britain Features Dundee

 BBC2 A Black History of Britain visits Dundee
Dundee featured in the episode of the BBC2 series ‘A Black History of Britain’, which was broadcast last night.

We learned that in 1845 the African-American Abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass began a speaking tour of Britain which lasted for 19 months.

One of the places he visited in 1846 was Dundee. He made his speech against slavery in the US in the Bell Street Baptist Church which has more recently been used by the City Council as a music centre.

As part of the documentary Dr Brunache, from the University of Dundee, was interviewed at the centre, where Douglass once stood.

The plaque commemorating Douglass's visit was unveiled outside the Music Centre.

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