Posted on 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 ...
Posted in Black History Month UK, Black Women, Caribbean History, Slavery
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 23 February 2013.
Caribbean Women in WW2 Britain
There were plenty Caribbean Women serving in WW2. When we think of the British Armed Forces, there is often a tendency to think exclusively of men. In the past this has been largely due to the majority of Armed forces being made of almost entirely of men.
However, WW2 saw plenty of Women sign ...
Posted in Black History, Black Soldiers, Black Women, Caribbean History
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 12 January 2013.
As an insight to the 1960s was a period of rapid social, political and moral change I have written about a case that changed the political landscape of 1960s Britain. The case for the deportation of Miss Carmen Bryan under the Commonwealth Immigrants Act 1962.
Carmen Bryan had been living in the UK for 2 years ...
Posted in Black History Month UK, Caribbean History, Guest Blog Posts
Posted on 13 October 2012.
Tracing your Caribbean Ancestors: 3rd Edition By Guy Grannum.
ISBN: 9781408175699 £16.99 Paperback
If you have ever wanted to trace your Caribbean ancestry then this could well be the book for you. Guy Grannum has been working in the National Archives for more than 20 years. During that time he has built up a wealth of knowledge ...
Posted in Black History, Black History Month UK, Caribbean History
Posted on 10 October 2012.
ARTHUR WINT COMMEMORATIVE BLUE PLAQUE AND UK BOOK LAUNCH
On Friday 19th October 2012 a blue heritage plaque organized by the Nubian Jak Community Trust, and the British launch of a book based on the life of Arthur Wint will take place in his honour. By all accounts Arthur Wint was an extraordinary human being whose list ...
Posted in Black Britain, Black History, Black History Month UK, Caribbean History
Posted on 09 October 2012.
Joseph Chatoyer - The National Hero of St Vincent: by Veronica Williams.
St Vincent and the Grenadines an island in the Caribbean is without doubt one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. Like most of the islands in the Caribbean it was colonised by Europeans, namely the French and British for a period of ...
Posted in Black History, Black History Month UK, Caribbean History, Guest Blog Posts, Slavery
Posted on 07 October 2012.
The programme at Nottingham Contemporary this autumn
With its focus on Haiti and a number of
international speakers, art exhibition, films etc -
Some highlights are:
Kafou: Haiti, Art and Vodou (20 October - 6 January)
Film: Bitter Cane (30 October)
David Scott on The Theory of Haiti (13 November)
Film: Aristide and the Endless Revolution (20 November)
Conference: 1804 and its afterlives ...
Posted in Black History, Caribbean History, Guest Blog Posts, Slavery
Posted on 07 October 2012.
The Staffordshire Newspaper, " The Sentinel" reported on Saturday the 29th of September that "BLACK History Month has been launched in style".
The newspaper reported that the Stoke-on-Trent group NORSACA had held a celebration at Lindsay Annexe, Hanley. They opened the events with a performance of African music by Joliba Drums and a lunch of Caribbean ...
Posted in Black Britain, Black History Month UK, Caribbean History
Posted on 01 October 2012.
Creator of "Grammas" herbal sources range. Dounne Alexander was born in Trinidad, and immigrated with her parents to Britain in 1962. For 22 years she worked as a Chemical/Bacteriological technician and housing officer. She became a single parent in 1986, and embarked on a new career. She was aware that everyone was getting into health ...
Posted in Black History, Black History Month UK, Black Women, Caribbean 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