Posted on 18 May 2011.
Black British Soldiers
The inspirational story and autobiographical details about Walter Tull, a black professional footballer in the early 1900s who went on to fight in the First World War. Walter was only the second black player in football league history when he played for Tottenham Hotspur in 1909 and, later, Northampton Town. During his time ...
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Posted on 04 May 2009.
Walter Tull was born in Folkestone on 28th April 1888. His father was a carpenter from Barbados who had moved to Folkestone and married a local woman. By the age of nine, Walter had lost both his parents, and when he was 10 he and his brother Edward were sent to a Methodist orphanage in ...
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Posted on 14 April 2009.
A Tale of a Forgotten People
By Vava Tampa
Outside public eyes in a remote corner of Africa and literally under the world's radar screen, a country is sinking in a river of blood! Mothers crying! Fathers and sons trading hot metals! Neighbours, in alliance with local armed groups, seething through the thick dense forest to ...
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Posted on 16 March 2009.
An MP has begun campaigning for the Military Cross to be awarded posthumously to a former Northampton Town footballer killed in World War I.
Walter Tull, the first black infantry officer in the British Army, was mentioned in dispatches for "gallantry and coolness" on the Italian Front.
He died in action in 1918, but because his family ...
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Posted on 12 March 2009.
It appears that John Blanke, an African trumpeter, was a regular musician at the courts of both Henry VII and Henry VIII. Musicians' payments were noted in the accounts of the Treasurer of the Chamber, who was responsible for paying the wages.
There are several payments recorded to a 'John Blanke, the blacke trumpeter'. This trumpeter ...
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Posted on 03 March 2009.
The Visual Representation, Role and Origin of Black Soldiers in British Army Regiments During the Early Nineteenth Century.
Presented by Mr John D Ellis as part of the requirement of the MA Degree in Nineteenth Century Culture and Society.
University of Nottingham, September 2000.
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Posted on 02 March 2009.
Rwandan Genocide: Why it happened and Why it shouldn’t have happen The year 2004 marked the 10th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide in which 1,000,000 Rwandans were slaughtered over the course of 100 days, although some officials reported a span of 8 weeks….
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