Posted on 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
Black Settlers in Britain 1555-1958 by ...
Posted in African History, Black Britain, Black History, Black History Month UK, Black People in Europe, Caribbean History, Slavery
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 10 February 2013.
Windrush Foundation presents its first community event for 2013 on Saturday 16 February. It will bring together people who are interested in finding relatives who lived between 1800 and 1900 in the Caribbean. This will be presented by leading African Caribbean genealogist Sharon Tomlin.
The presentation, Finding African Ancestors in the Caribbean is a major part of ...
Posted in African History, Caribbean History
Posted on 23 January 2013.
In a briefing paper released today by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), thousands of people have been displaced since the military intervention on the 10th January, joining an estimated 220,000 already displaced last year. With the country in chaos, and borders closing as part of the military strategy against Islamist groups, for the thousands of ...
Posted in African History
Posted on 20 January 2013.
The Nubians are an ancient African people whose forbears have been living in the Nile Valley for thousands of years. Nubian culture in this area has been dated to the Late Palaeolithic (ca. 25,000 B.C.), and the history of Nubia includes the kingdoms of Kush (Kerma, Napata, and Meroe), as well as the Kushite pharaohs who founded ...
Posted in African History, Guest Blog Posts
Posted on 21 December 2012.
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African. Written by Himself (1789) is one of the most frequently and heatedly discussed texts in the canon of eighteenth-century transatlantic literature written in English. Equiano's Narrative contains an engrossing account of the author's experiences in Africa, the Americas, and Europe as he sought freedom from bondage and became a ...
Posted in African History, Black History Books
Posted on 14 November 2012.
Thursday 22nd November at 9pm
Donald McWilliams, 2009, Canada
In October this year, a historic judgement was passed in favour of veterans of one of the most contentious episodes in Britain’s imperial endgame. Elderly survivors of Britain’s violent repression of the 1950s Mau Mau Uprising in Kenya won the right proceed with their legal claims against the ...
Posted in African History
Posted on 01 November 2012.
Jos Museum Arabic Manuscripts Conservation (JMAMC) Project 27-31 August 2012
Michaelle L. Biddle, Wesleyan University
The Jos Museum Arabic Manuscripts Collection is one of the oldest and largest manuscript collections in Nigeria. Because of the collection’s importance, its extremely poor housing and condition, the Jos Museum Arabic Manuscripts Conservation (JMAMC) Project was created. The goal of the week-long ...
Posted in African History, Black History, Black History Books
Posted on 05 October 2012.
The Black presence or the Black presence post the arrival of the white presence?
It is generally considered that the reason for having a Black history month is to highlight and include the achievements of Black or African peoples which ordinarily would, or appear to be, excluded from mainstream history as it is presently taught in ...
Posted in African History, Black History, Black History Month UK, Guest Blog Posts
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 23 September 2012.
Dear friends, as black history month approaches, africa4u radio show, will be celebrating the month in style .
We kick off on tuesday the 2nd of october with a live interview with pauline long- founder of beffta awards.
We will also get the chance to talk with paralympic basketball champion and tv presenter- ade adepitan and other ...
Posted in African History, Black Britain, Black History Month UK