Black History Events and News at 1 November

Thursday 12 November. 7.30pm. Masters of the Airwaves 

Without pirate radio, British pop music would not contain successful exports such as Sade, Mica Paris, Soul II Soul, Floetry, Dizzee Rascal, Estelle and Emeli Sandé. Chart the history of black music in London during the 80s with authors of Masters of the Airwaves: The Rise and Rise of Underground Radio, Dave VJ and Lindsay Wesker. Bishopsgate Institute, near Liverpool St Station. Read blog:

The Tip of the Iceberg: A look at British black music radio

Monday 16 November. 6.30-8.30pm. Africans In Classical Music: From Samuel Coleridge-Taylor To Okiem

@ Harrow Mencap. Free. Led by Kwaku. http://bit.ly/1dD4QyL

Monday 30 November. 6.30-8.30pm. History Of African Media In Britain

@ Harrow Mencap. Free. With history consultant Kwaku and media consultant Neil Kenlock. http://bit.ly/1dD4QyL

Monday 7 December. 6.30-8.30pm. The Publisher’s Take On Walter Rodney’s ‘How Europe Underdeveloped Africa’

@ Harrow Mencap. Free. Led by Elder Eric Huntley http://bit.ly/1dD4QyL

Monday 14 December. 6.30-8.30pm.  History Of Black History Month In Britain & Harrow

@ Harrow Mencap. Free. Led by Kwaku. http://bit.ly/1dD4QyL

Monday 21 December. 6.30-8.30pm. Youths’ Take On British History 50:70
@ Harrow Mencap. Free. Led by Harrow BHM Group youth volunteers Antonio & Marcel Phillip. http://bit.ly/1dD4QyL

Booker Washington and James Alves at the Royal Normal College for the Blind

Details of the visit by  Booker Washington to the Royal Normal Blind School in Upper Norwood in 1899 and the attendance there of James Augustus Alves (from  Berbice, British Guiana (Guyana) around 1903 has been posted by Jeff Green on his website at http://www.jeffreygreen.co.uk/157-upper-norwoods-blind-school-1890s-1910s.

This follows my mentioning Alves to him at the BBH3 Conference on Thursday 29 October having come across material about him in Croydon Local Studies while preparing my talk on Coleridge-Taylor and the Croydon Music Scene on 28 October in the South Norwood Arts Festival.

The ‘forgotten’ army of 400,000 Muslim soldiers who fought in Great War trenches for Britain

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/forgotten-army-400000-muslim-soldiers-10325190#ICID=FB-Birm-main

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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 http://thecroydoncitizen.com. 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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