What’s Happening in Black British History? IV – 7 April

BBH4 Agenda

What’s Happening in Black British History? IV 

Watershed, 1 Canons Road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX   Thursday, 7 April 2016

10.30-10.45       Registration: tea & coffee

10.45-12.45       Session One   Engaging with the Archives

The John Blanke Project. Michael Ohajuru, (ICwS)

Archiving as Resistance. Ajamu Ikwe-Tyehimba (rukus! Black LGBT Archive)

The plays & shows of Nigerian actor Orlando Martins 1895-1899: illuminating the world he lived in. Ros Martin (Playwright, Artist and Producer) (tbc)

Healing Through Archives. Heather Agyepong & Abira Hussein (The Missing Chapter Collective)

12.45-1:45        Lunch

1:45-3:15          Session Two   Women in Black British History

Work in Progress. Valda Jackson (Artist and Writer) (tbc)

Remembering Sarah Parker Redmond: abolitionist and anti-racist campaigner. Nicola Raimes (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Black Women and Black Power in Britain’ Yula Burin (Activist and Writer)

3:15-3:30       Tea/coffee

3:30-5:00          Session Three Local Black British Histories

Black history as strategy for positive identity and youth empowerment in the black community in Bristol. Nayah Yetunde and Hannah John (UWE) (tbc)

African American GIs in Devon and Dorset. Louisa Adjoa Parker (Writer) & Crystal Carter (Independent Researcher)

Hidden Presence: Comparative study of visualising the presence of Black people living in Georgian era Britain- an analysis of two participatory creative history projects. Shawn Sobers (UWE)

5:00-6:00         Final Thoughts and Conclusions

Chair Madge Dresser

Panel (tbc)

6:00-7:00          Reception

Cost. £20 or £10 for students and the unwaged, which includes lunch, refreshments and the reception drinks.

Register here:


BBH website: http://blackbritishhistory.co.uk



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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