Socio-Political Activism & Woody Guthrie – 10 August

Monday 10 August 10, 6.30-8.30pm

Black British Music (BBM) presents 

UK & US Music &  Social-Political Action and Woody Guthrie

It consists of the screening of Prof Will Kaufman‘s ‘Woody Guthrie: The Long Road to Peekskill’* plus Q&A, including interview with Prof Kaufman. Please note that this programme is likely to finish closer to 9pm!

‘This is a special programme, in that we’re looking outwards of the UK, to explore what we can learn regarding a US history of civil rights activism, and role of music and musicians like Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, and Paul Robeson, within that history.’

Help BBM compile the Top 20 Favourite British Socio-Political Songs to start off this event. Make your submission(s) at:

To book:

Paul Robeson fc

To order email – £2 + 60p p&p


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 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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