Josephine Baker

It’s hard to overestimate the importance of the dancer Josephine Baker in the annals of European Black History in this century. She quite literally changed everything for black artists in Paris, and as a consequence, the world over. Paris was the centre of the artistic and music world at the

Black British History Event

Dear Friends, I hope you will be interested in an event that is taking place in two weeks time, on Tuesday 8th November at the Institute of Education in the University of London. The general picture of Black British history in our schools and universities is still very bleak. There

Jobs

Job Details:Community Project Officer Ref1546X Department Education and Outreach Directorate Operations and ServicesBandBand ESpecialism Closing Date Monday 7th November 2011 at midnight Job Purpose Based in the Education & Outreach Department but with some national travel, the post holder will build and maintain links with new communities, specifically from African

Claudia Jones - Civil Rights Activist

  History classes in the National Curriculum will often gloss over slavery, idolize the efforts of William Wilberforce and study the methods of Martin Luther King’s struggle for civil rights. For many young Black people in Britain, one would argue that it is very easy for them to recall the names