THE ADVENTURES OF A BLACK EDWARDIAN INTELLECTUAL – THE STORY OF JAMES ARTHUR HARLEY

African Caribbean Centre
£5 (Book via the centre)

T: 0116 221 1793
W: leicester.gov.uk/libraries

Presented by Pamela Roberts

Join us for an exclusive presentation, Q&A and book signing event to celebrate the release of Pamela Roberts’ latest book: The Adventures of a Black Edwardian Intellectual -The Story of James Arthur Harley, Signal Books, 2022.

Born in All Saints village in the Caribbean Island of Antigua, he went on to attend Harvard, Yale and Oxford universities, was ordained a priest in Canterbury Cathedral and was elected to Leicestershire County Council. He was a pioneer Oxford anthropologist, a country curate and a firebrand councillor.

This remarkable career was all the more extraordinary because he was Black in an age – the early twentieth century – that was institutionally racist.