General history news

10 February. ‘WWI’s Hidden Voices’ Mini-Conference

Presentations and discussions offering the critical perspectives on World War I. The speakers will expose the full extent of involvement from the British colonies in World War I, the impact the war had on those regions, its legacy for those countries and cultural representation of the war.

Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust

Lower Ground Floor, Central Library St Peter’s Square, Manchester, Man M2 5PD

Robeson inspiration for US Jewish/Afro-American music collaboration

 Crowdfunding for black footballers celebration statue

For almost six years Jim Cadman has been working with a small group of volunteers to raise £220,000 for the 10 foot bronze Celebration Statue to be erected, and take pride of place, in West Bromwich.

The Statue will be a permanent tribute to the work done by Cyrille Regis,  Brendan Batson, and Laurie Cunningham in breaking down the racial barriers in football during the early 1980’s playing for Molesey, West Bromwich Albion, Coventry City, Aston Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Wycombe Wanderers, and Chester City.

Racism at sea today: same old story?

Paper by Jo Stanley

Women and the Royal Navy

‘Coming in from the Cold’ £357,000 Lottery funding

A grant of £357,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund has been awarded to the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust to support the delivery of heritage projects in Greater Manchester and increase the representation of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in the region’s local archives. ‘Coming in from the Cold’ will extend our work with BAME community groups over the next three years.

Britain at Work January/February newsletter

  • Vive La Commune!
  • John McDonnell speaks at NOR4NOR meeting
  • oral history extract from George Martindale on his experience of Trades Councils
  • 2019 will be 100th anniversary of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht’s murders
  • Sembene Ousmene’s 1960 novel ‘God’s Bits of Wood’ about the longest rail strike in African history

Britain at Work London newsletter 30

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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