at Swiss Cottage Gallery
We Were Here is a collection of eight biographies of significant individuals of African and Caribbean heritage who lived, worked or studied in Camden. Their connections to the borough date back almost 300 years, and have shaped our history.
The individuals included in this collection of stories highlight the struggles, subjugation and discrimination faced by many people across the African diaspora over centuries. They also represent triumph over adversity through not only survival, but also determination and strength. Their achievements led to significant social change in local, national and international contexts. The exhibition celebrates the lives of these individuals who, along with many others of African and Caribbean heritage, contributed greatly to Camden’s history and the history of Britain today.