GLC@Lunch: Briana Royster, “Preference for Guiana”: African Americans, Emigration, and British Guiana

Event time: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
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Briana Royster is an Assistant Professor of History, University of Alabama; GLC Visiting Scholar, September 2023

As apprenticeship and abolition occurred in the British colonies during the 1830s, African Americans began to include British Guiana in public emigration debates and conversations that typically centered Africa and Haiti. This talk will explore African American migrant experiences and views of emigration to British Guiana, which initially placed British Guiana as a beacon of hope and possibility for African Americans prior to emancipation in the United States.