Exploring African History in Yorkshire

Excellent progress  has been made in Yorkshire on exploring the Counties Black and African heritage, especially in Leeds.

This is thanks to the Diasporian Stories Research Group (DSRG) set up in  1994,. Members include Audrey Dewjee,  Allison Edwards,  Dr. Carl Hylton, and Chris Power.  

There are specialist walks and talks including about Pablo Fanque the circus owner, the Fisk Jubilee Singers and the life of one of its members Thomas Rutling.

See full details at:


For more on Thomas Rutling:see:  www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/singers/peopleevents/pande03.html



About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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