Friday, 14 March 2008

Another great evening

Another packed audience at the library, this time including a number of children......all the spare seats were in use.

Joe Williams in role as Olaudah Equiano made a deep impression as he related his amazing life story, and Janet Douglas proved to be a walking encyclopedia as she talked about the composition of anti-slavery societies and the visit to Leeds of Harriet Beecher Stowe, who called in at the grand house in Headingley of Edward Baines, editor of the Leeds Mercury.

The interest and involvement of the audience in the question and answer sessions was evidence, if it was needed, of the great success of the evening.

Below, Janet and Joe:

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