How Does Racism Manifest Itself in Croydon? at African History+ @ Croydon event 22 November

Those attending the African History+ @ Croydon event on Saturday 22 November at Matthews Yard will have the chance to discuss how racism manifests itself in Croydon. There will also be a showing of ‘Look How Far We’ve Come…’, a film of interviews with black and white activists discussing their assessments of the degree to which racism has been tackled or not in Britain since the late 1940s.

There will also be sessions on:

  • Britain’s contribution to the development reggae music
  • London and Black Music
  • Marcus Garvey inspired songs]
  • Live music of Bob Marley’s songs of love, sufferation, redemption & emancipation
  • Talks about Croydon’s Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Neil ‘Mad Professor’ Fraser, and about John Archer, Battersea’s Black Mayor 1913/14.

Further details and to book in advance go to

You can list to Croydon Radio’s interview with the main organiser Kwaku on Monday 17 November at   

African History

Sponsors of the event include Croydon Radical History and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Networks.


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's 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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