Posted on 25 August 2012.
The talk/tour considered objects and their presentations in galleries 65, 64 and 61 at the British Museum. Starting with Ancient Sudan and the region of Nubia, Dr Sally-Ann Ashton spoke about how museums label objects as ‘African’ and made comparison with Ancient Egypt and the lack of reference to other African cultures on labels and on-line entries ...
Posted in African History, Black History
Posted on 23 August 2012.
Contributed Article by Miranda Kaufman.
In a footnote to a recent article, 1 Gustav Ungerer concludes that ‘the career of the Spanish mercenary Pedro Negro under king Henry VIII is quite irrelevant to the study of the ideological conception of Othello’ because none of the available contemporary records‘mentions that Sir Peter Negro was black’. He argues that ...
Posted in African History, Black Britain, Black History, Black History Month UK, Black People in Europe
Posted on 14 August 2012.
(Released 14th August 2012)
In Celebration of the 2012 Notting Hill Carnival TWO Blue Plaques will be unveiled to honour the Pioneering Fathers of Europe’s largest Street festival.
It was a sunny August afternoon in 1965, and an adventure playground in Ladbroke Grove was about to become the unlikely setting for the birth of a phenomenon. ...
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Posted on 13 August 2012.
Valda Loiuse James Became the Mayor Of Islington in 1988. She became the first black woman to be elected to Islington Council.Born in 1928, Valda came to Britain in 1961 and raised her children alone in some condition of poverty. to support her family she was working in the Catering Industry, Nursing and Dressmaking.
In 1986 ...
Posted in Black Britain, Black History, Black Women, Caribbean History