University of Sussex
Re-discovering Brighton’s Slave History: The Life of Thomas Highflyer
‘Re-discovering Brighton’s Trans-Atlantic Slave History: The Life of Thomas Highflyer’ – a conversation with Sarah Naomi Lee, co-founder of the Brighton and Hove Black History Group, and Judith Ricketts exhibiting artist, researcher and Lecturer on the BA Design for Digital Media course at the University of Brighton. Sarah and Judith will take separately about their work on reconstructing and re-imagining the life of Thomas Highflyer, an African slave boy who lived and attended school in Brighton in the 1870s. Sarah project-managed an educational film about his life, http://thomashighflyer.co.uk/, while Judith created an artistic interpretation of his life. Excerpts of both films will be screened and you will also get a chance to talk to both Sarah and Judith about this important work, the background to the project, as well as ongoing work.