Join historian Stephen Bourne to discuss his latest book, Deep Are The Roots

Presented by the Friends of Carnegie Library

Tuesday evening, 12 April 2022 - 7:00-8:30pm (BST)

Admission free - register

In 2021 Stephen celebrated thirty years of writing black British history books. His first, Aunt Esther’s Story, was published in October 1991. To mark this achievement, he has written Deep Are the Roots – Trailblazers Who Changed Black British Theatre for The History Press. The book was published on 7 October 2021.

Deep Are the Roots celebrates the pioneers of black British theatre, beginning in 1825 when Ira Aldridge made history as the first black actor to play Shakespeare’s Othello in the United Kingdom, and ending in 1975 with the success of Britain’s first black-led theatre company.