George Alexander Gratton: a Spotted Boy in Marlow

Jacqueline Roberts

7-8pm, Thu 25 Nov, 2021


George Alexander Gratton, also known as the ‘Beautiful Spotted Boy’, was born in St Vincent and the Grenadines in 1808 and suffered from a skin pigmentation condition. An enslaved child, George was taken from his homeland and bought to England where he was cruelly displayed as a ‘live curiosity piece’ throughout the UK until he died at the age of 4 years and 9 months.

In this talk Jacqueline Roberts of SV2G tells us about George’s life, which she discovered as part of a research project run by the High Wycombe-based community group for local St Vincentian diaspora.

Jacque Roberts is CEO of SV2G.

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