Posted on 08 November 2012.
Please find attached to this email an invitation to an event to launch my new book
The Motherland Calls- Britain's Black Servicemen & Women 1939-45 (The History Press) at the BFI Southbank (National Film Theatre) on Friday 16 November from 2-4pm.
I will be introducing screenings of two outstanding, enjoyable and informative BBC TV programmes about ...
Posted in Black History Books, Black Soldiers
Posted on 24 October 2011.
Soft Lights and Sweet Music
Elisabeth Welch on Screen
with Stephen Bourne
Saturday 29 October 2011 @ 2:30pm-5.00pm
Elisabeth Welch’s biographer, Stephen Bourne, will share his personal memories of the stage and screen legend. Born in New York, Elisabeth settled in London in 1933 and became the most famous Black woman in pre-war Britain. Her 70-year career included work ...
Posted in African American History, Black Britain, Black History, Black History Books, Black Women
Posted on 10 October 2010.
Black British History went through something of a coming out party in the late 1990's and early naughties. Real interest arose in the contributions of Black people in Britain and The Internet brought forth a whole plethora of sites and snippets of information all with the aim of finally setting the history books straight.
However, during ...
Posted in Black Britain, Black History, Black History Books, Black People in Europe, Black Women
Posted on 17 February 2010.
In 1991 Stephen Bourne and his adopted aunt, Esther Bruce (1912-94), collaborated on her autobiography Aunt Esthers Story. This is now recognised as one of the first books to document the life of a Black working-class Londoner.
In 2007 Bourne assisted in the production of a short documentary, also called Aunt Esther's Story, with no money, ...
Posted in Black Britain, Black History Books, Black Women, Caribbean History