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 17 July 2010.
Annie Gross was a black entertainer from America. She and her husband Harry had been working in New York before touring British Music Halls.
Harry Gross had left Annie for an actress called Jessie Mackintosh, they were living in actors lodgings in Coram Street, Central London. He had been in a song ...
Posted in African American History, Black Britain, Black History, Black Women
Posted on 21 October 2009.
In the 18th Century, some Black people in the Eighteenth Century were considerably more privileged than most. One such Woman was Dido Elizabeth Bell Lindsay.
Dido was the daughter of Captain John Lindsay of the Royal Navy. She was born in England to an African mother who was captured from a Spanish ship.
Dido lived in Kenwood ...
Posted in African History, Black Britain, Black History Month UK, Black People in Europe, Black Women, Caribbean History