Slavery, civil rights & contemporary racism – how far have we come?

Sunday 19 Oct 2014, 11.00am

The Conway Hall Ethical Society

I am the speaker at this talk for the Society.  Coinciding with Black History Month in this talk I will discuss the current issues of racism and its deep roots in the enslavement of African peoples and British imperialism, I  will review how the history of Black Britain and anti-racist solidarity can be a useful tool for today’s anti-racists in their quest to create a more just and equal society. I will particularly focus on the period from the 1880s to 1939 introducing us to some of the activists.

Doors 10.30, £3 in advance, £2 concs./Free to Ethical Society members

Tea, Coffee & biscuits will be available.

Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn.

Further information on

http://www.conwayhall.org.uk/sean-creighton

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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