Posted on 13 February 2013.
It was during the War of Independence in the colony of America that Britain gained herself these unlikely allies. Black loyalists fought for Britain against the American colonists. Free blacks were joined by thousands of slaves who had been promised freedom and land by Britain if they joined in this battle. The idea of British ...
Posted in African American History, African History, Black Britain, Black History Month UK, Black People in Europe, Black Soldiers, Guest Blog Posts, Slavery
Posted on 23 January 2013.
Contributed Email from Historian Jeffrey Green
African American Fugitive
My latest entry on my website (put Jeffrey Green Historian into your search engine) is page 107 and concerns fugitive slave John Anderson who killed a man in Missouri in 1853 en route to freedom in Canada. In 1860-1861 the legal arguments over extradition attracted a lot of ...
Posted in African American History, Black Britain
Posted on 21 January 2013.
Four Generations of Military all Firstborns:
We all just fell into rank when it was our time.
What it all has meant, I don’t know?
Only future generations can judge us.
We Lewis Soldiers are just regular blue collared folks, African American Soldiers, yet, the descendent's of Slaves. The main lesson I have learned, was we just ...
Posted in African American History, Black Soldiers, Guest Blog Posts
Posted on 19 January 2013.
Black American GIs Park Street Bristol - During World War II, originally uploaded by brizzle born and bred.
This article about African Americans in Britain originally appeared at http://www.bulldozia.com/jimcrow/jimcrow2.php
A letter from the Daily Herald 1942.
Coloured American soldiers stationed in the district were refused admission to an Army dance at Eye, Suffolk, on Saturday.
A coloured military policeman was ...
Posted in African American History, Black Soldiers
Posted on 09 December 2012.
This guest post is by Tapha Ngum of MyAppTemplates.com.
Five of The Most Inspirational Black Entrepreneurs of All Time
If all you did was watch the news and sports channels, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the only way to become successful as a young black individual was to get involved in sports or become an entertainer. Even ...
Posted in African American History, Black History, Guest Blog Posts
Posted on 09 October 2012.
Recent Somali migration to the UK has been widely documented but much less is known about the ‘first wave’ of migrants in Britain. Due to the historical importance of Britain’s maritime trade, Somali seafarers have been have been living and working in the country since the mid 1800s. Young Somali men – as well as ...
Posted in African American History, Black History, Black History Month UK, Guest Blog Posts
Posted on 03 October 2012.
“Let the Press of England Blaze with Antislavery Indignation!” Frederick Douglass in Britain 1845-1847
Rising to the podium with applause ringing in his ears, Frederick Douglass addressed a large crowd of over three thousand in Paisley, 1846. He urged the people of Scotland to denounce American slavery and to reject all contact with slaveholders. Britain had ...
Posted in African American History, Black History, Black History Month UK, Guest Blog Posts, Slavery
Posted on 26 September 2012.
Ohio State University, The Department of African American and African Studies
Assistant Professor, Comparative African Diaspora Studies
Institution Type: College / University
Location: Ohio, United States
Position: Tenure Track Faculty
The Department of African American and African Studies at The Ohio State University invites
applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Comparative African Diaspora Studies.
The discipline and sub-specialty are open.
We are ...
Posted in African American History, African History, Black History
Posted on 25 September 2012.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
To mark Black History Month, The Africa Channel will be broadcasting some specially selected documentaries to inform, commemorate, inspire and raise debate. The UK Premiere of the intriguing five part series follows the life of Nelson Mandela, and uses his biography to tell a much broader story about the politics of struggle and reconciliation in ...
Posted in African American History, African History, Black Britain, Black History, Black History Month UK, Black People in Europe, Black Sports Stars, Black Women, Caribbean History, Slavery
Posted on 06 September 2012.
Examples are beginning to reach me of the complications that are almost certain to arise if considerable numbers of "coloured troops" arrived with the American army.
For instance, a British soldier writes to complain that in an English port part of a well-known restaurant is barred to "coloured troops". He says that the employees of the ...
Posted in African American History, Black Britain, Black History, Black History Month UK, Black Soldiers
Posted on 04 July 2012.
Black History is full interesting images. Today advertisements such as these would be called racist adverts. This 'Old Gold Cigarettes' advert in Time Magazine, featuring Eddie Cantor in Blackface. 1930.
You can see the Full spread Old Gold Cigarettes advertisment here
It would be argued that the actor was in blackface not out of racism but because ...
Posted in African American History, Black Britain, Black History, Black Sports Stars
Posted on 25 May 2012.
LUCASFILM’s RED TAILS MAKES INTERNATIONAL DEBUT AS IT SOARS INTO UK CINEMAS ON 6 JUNE
The much anticipated George Lucas project will be released in the UK and Ireland by Momentum Pictures on June 6th, the 68th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Inspired by the true story of World War II’s first African American fighter squadron, RED TAILS is a ...
Posted in African American History, Black History