Black History Events – Birmingham, Leeds, London, Salford


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Tuesday 4 October. 2pm. ‘Race, racism and the working class struggle’

Talk by Lou Kushnick, founder of the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre.

Working Class Movement Library, Salford.

Wednesday 5 October. 7.30 pm. Meet the Crafts

Leeds-based performers Joe Williams and Martelle Edinborough, of Heritage Corner present a well researched creative interpretation of local and transatlantic history. They perform the tale of Ellen and William Craft, who came to Victorian Leeds as ‘Fugitives from Slavery in America’.

Ilkely Literature Festival, VenueIlkley Playhouse, Wharfeside

Thursday 6 October. 7-9pm. Black Abolitionists in 19th Century Britain

British Library. Further details and to book:

Sunday 9 October. 12noon & 2pm. Meet the Crafts

Kirkstall Abbey Visitor Centre, Abbey Road, Leeds, LS5 3EH. Free event, no booking required. See also 5 October.

Monday 10 October

5.30pm. Colonial/Postcolonial New Research

Public Works as Iconography: Aesthetic, Text, and Context in Colonial South India – Aditya Ramesh (SOAS)

Much Ado About Witch Doctors: The Colonial Office, Two Cities Films Ltd., the West African Student’s Union and the Struggle for African RepresentationChibunduya Onuzo (KCL)

Imperial and World History Seminar Colonial/Postcolonial New Researchers’ Workshop. Institute of Historical Research, London.

Wednesday 12 October5.30pm. The Unpalatable Past (1) “Rhodes Must Fall” Two commentaries on the cultural politics of the British imperial past

Bill Schwarz & Saul Dubow (Queen Mary, UL). Public History Seminar. Institute of Historical Research. London.

Thursday 13 October5.30pm. The Abolitionist International: Anatomy of a Radical Movement

Professor Manisha Sinha (University of Massachusetts, Amherst). North American History Seminar. Institute of Historical Research. London.

Friday 28 October. 5.15pm. Credible commitment and the financial revolution in Jamaica, 1768-1839

Aaron Graham, University College London

Economic and Social History of the Early Modern World, 1500-1800 Seminar. Institute of Historical Research, London.

Wednesday 23 November, 7pm. Meet the Crafts

Leeds Library, 18 Commercial Street, Leeds, LS1 6AL.

Free event

Narrative Eye Events:

14 October. Drunk on the sweets of liberty and the fruits of freedom. London.

15 October. Invention and Intervention African Style. London.

22 October. The Words: African, Women and Achievement Go Together. London.

22 October. Is Home Fit for all Heroes? How Britain welcomed its returning soldiers from Africa and the Caribbean. Birmingham.

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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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