In this free hour-long online talk, historian Roberto Nigro will explore how and why London’s Jewish community came to establish a long Boxing tradition in the East End.
Nigro will discuss the lives and events of great pugilists like Daniel Mendoza, Dutch Sam, Young Dutch Sam, Abraham Belasco, and Barney Aaron.
This talk will explore migrant histories, tracing a community’s long struggle to gain acceptance in Britain. It will also consider pugilism not only as a sport, but also a national symbol of strength and identity.
Roberto Nigro is a historian focusing on the study of masculinities, identities, and nationalism within martial sports in the Georgian period.
These online talks are not delivered in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. Because of government restrictions they are being delivered from home using Zoom.
These online talks are free, however, the Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park are asking you to donate when you get your ticket at the checkout, or through Crowdfunder. They are currently fundraising to help the charity get through the COVID-19 outbreak.