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Black Poppies: Britain’s Black Community and the Great War

Black Poppies: Britain’s Black Community and the Great War

Stephen Bourne Black Poppies – Britain’s Black Community and the Great War (The History Press, £12.99) Review by Sean Creighton 4 November 2014 ‘The near-total exclusion from our history books of black servicemen in the First World War is shameful…. Some black servicemen made the ultimate sacrifice … and like Walter Tull, died on the battlefields […]

Black Poppies: Britain’s Black Community and the Great War
As Good as Any Man: Scotland’s Black Tommy

As Good as Any Man: Scotland’s Black Tommy

Book Review by Marika Sherwood – BAASA As Good as Any Man: Scotland’s Black Tommy by Morag Miller, Roy Laycock, John Sadler, Rosie Serdiville, is in fact mainly by Arthur Roberts, the ‘Black Tommy’ . The manuscript was found some years ago and edited/contextualised by these four researchers from a museum. Roberts was on the […]

As Good as Any Man: Scotland’s Black Tommy

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Black Poppies: Britain’s Black Community and the Great War

Black Poppies: Britain’s Black Community and the Great War

17 November 2014

Stephen Bourne Black Poppies – Britain’s Black Community and the Great War (The History Press, £12.99) Review by Sean Creighton 4 November 2014 ‘The near-total exclusion from our history books of black servicemen in the First World War is shameful…. Some black servicemen made the ultimate sacrifice … and like Walter Tull, died on the battlefields […]

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Posted in Black History Books, Black Soldiers

As Good as Any Man: Scotland’s Black Tommy

As Good as Any Man: Scotland’s Black Tommy

08 November 2014

Book Review by Marika Sherwood – BAASA As Good as Any Man: Scotland’s Black Tommy by Morag Miller, Roy Laycock, John Sadler, Rosie Serdiville, is in fact mainly by Arthur Roberts, the ‘Black Tommy’ . The manuscript was found some years ago and edited/contextualised by these four researchers from a museum. Roberts was on the […]

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Posted in Black History Books, Black Soldiers, Guest Blog Posts

Remembrance Day – Black & Asian Soldiers in WW1

Remembrance Day – Black & Asian Soldiers in WW1

11 November 2013

It is often thought that World War One was a European War, fought exclusively by Europeans. Nothing could be further from the truth.  Despite the fact that the mainstream media makes precious little effort to acknowledge the contributions of Non Europeans.  There were lots of Black and Asian soldiers in WW1. HOW BLACK & ASIAN […]

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Claudia Jones Lecture 2013

18 October 2013

If you would like to attend the lecture, please email Lena Calvert, NUJ equality officerat lenac@nuj.org.uk When: Monday 28th October 2013, 7pm Where: Thomson Reuters HQ, Auditorium, 1st Floor, 30 South Colonnade, Thomson Reuters, Canary Wharf, London E14 5EP Race and racism in a post-racial age: 20 years on since the murder of Stephen Lawrence is the subject of […]

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Posted in Black History

Portrait of a Black Gardener Launch Event: Tuesday 29 October 2013

12 October 2013

Portrait of a Black Gardener Launch Event Tuesday 29 October 2013, 18.00-21.00 Admission free Portrait of a Black Gardener by Harold Gilman The Garden Museum and the Black Environment Network is pleased to invite you to a launch event to mark the acquisition of a painting by Harold Gilman, Portrait of a Black Gardener. The […]

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Posted in Black History Month UK

The History of A Black History Website

11 October 2013

Over the years, The Black Presence in Britain Website has been through quite a few changes, and as it’s Black History Month, I thought I’d share some of the many different looks the site has gone through, with you, the loyal readers. The Black Presence in Britain Website was first created back in 1998. I […]

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Posted in Black History Month UK, Editors Blog

From the Magi to Miss LaLa

10 October 2013

From the Magi to Miss LaLa Individuals of African Ancestry in Western Art Jan Marsh 29 October 2013, 1.00-1.45 Lunchtime Talk, Sainsbury Wing Lecture Theatre, National Gallery Admission free Figures portrayed in Western art- whether mythical or historical – are predominantly fair-skinned. Yet people of African ancestry have lived in Europe for centuries and appear […]

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Publications on Slavery

Publications on Slavery

10 October 2013

Publications on slavery: A4 Monographs: Cost between £1 & £6: Courtesy of Marika Sherwood & Nigel Pocock  Vol. I English Slavers in the Caribbean and Africa: An historical and psychosocial approach  Vol. II Slavery, Africa, and Reparations  Vol. III A Resource Book for the History of Slavery in London  Vol. IV […]

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Mary Prince A Slave

Mary Prince A Slave

14 March 2013

Mary Prince (1788-1833) was a Bermudian woman, born into slavery in Bermuda. The published story of her slavery was the first account of the life of a black woman to be published in England and the book had a galvanizing effect on the anti-slavery movement.Mary Prince (1788-1833) was a Bermudian woman, born into slavery in […]

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Posted in Black History Month UK, Black Women, Caribbean History, Slavery

Books about Black British History

Books about Black British History

11 March 2013

A reading list of books related to the ongoing Black presence in Britain, Slavery, colonialism and black Settlement in the U.K The list is by no means exhaustive! Books about Black British History Staying Power-The History of Black people in Britain by Peter Fryer (Pluto Press 1984) Black England-Life before Emancipation by Gretchen Gerzina (John […]

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Posted in African History, Black Britain, Black History, Black History Month UK, Black People in Europe, Caribbean History, Slavery


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