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13 August 2022
Saturday 13 August 2022
2pm start (zoom login from 1:45pm)
In Oldham Library and simultaneously online on Zoom
The Performance Space at Oldham Library, Greaves St, Oldham OL1 1AL
The Life of the Late James Johnson
Around September 1866 James Johnson arrived in Oldham looking for work. Many people did, but James Johnson was different, he was a slave. James escaped from North Carolina in 1862 during the American Civil War. After many escapades and adventures, he settled in Oldham and found work. He married a local woman who taught him to read and write. He remained in the town until his death in 1914.
An illustrated talk given by Carol Talbot, author of 'The Amazing Mary Higgs' and 'Working-Class Suffragette: The Life of Annie Kenney'
Booking for zoom attendance on Eventbrite (link from the website)
Entry fee: Free online to everyone. Free in the library to MLFHS members, £3 for non-members.
Contact: Sheila Goodyear
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