Pupils will find that this example of a black slave, painted out of an eighteenth century painting of a tobacco lord’s family, makes an intriguing starter to any lesson on the slave trade. They will enjoy ‘finding’ him in the portrait, thanks to 21st century technology. But will they be able to work out why he was ‘painted out’. They have a chance to play ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ to find out. This is a really interesting example of attitudes to slavery in Britain at different times in the past, but can only be fully understood when the historical context is taken into account. When exactly was the painting produced and then changed, in relation to developments in the abolition of the slave trade.
Privacy & Cookies Policy
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.