Newspaper excerpt regarding 'Caelia'

The Post Boy1728-08-08

Black Cultural Archives

Black Cultural Archives
London, United Kingdom

Although we only have her name, Caelia represents some of the many enslaved women who took it upon themselves to chase freedom and disappear into the growing Black communities throughout Britain.
Although historians are unable to give precise figures on the size of the Black communities, the growing numbers led to the establishment of the Committee for the Relief of the Black Poor in 1786, and an ill-fated scheme to repatriate a number of Black people to Sierra Leone.

BCA Catalogue Reference: AN/3


  • Title: Newspaper excerpt regarding 'Caelia'
  • Creator: The Post Boy
  • Date Created: 1728-08-08
  • Provenance: From a collection of antique newspaers held at Black Cultural Archives
  • External Link: Black Cultural Archives

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