Black Lives Matters – The Present Is The Product of History

We Charge

In 1951, W.E.B. DuBois, Paul Robeson and others took a petition to the United Nations titled ‘We Charge Genocide’ arguing, among other things, that “the killing of Negroes has become police policy in the United States.”

www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/breonna-taylor-s-death-racist-police-violence-highlight-danger-gentrification-ncna1234472

For detailed background see:

https://depts.washington.edu/moves/CRC_genocide.shtml

The book that was produced at the time was re-issued in 2017: We Charge Genocide: The Crime of the Government Against the Negro People. 

The Present Day Legacies of Racism & Empire

Gary Younge, the former Guardian  journalist and now Professor of Sociology. discusses  racism in the United States and Europe, South Africa’s transition and the future of journalism.

www.newframe.com/long-read-in-conversation-with-gary-younge

Pankaj Mishra, author of Blind Fanatics: Liberals, the West, and the Afterlives of Empire (Verso), discusses Black Lives Matters with novelist Viet Thanh Ngutyen.

www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jul/24/free-speech-has-never-been-freer-pankaj-mishra-and-viet-thanh-nguyen-in-conversation

Human Rights In Britain – The Windrush Scandal

The Windrush Generation Scandal continues to show the extent to which the human rights of those subject to arbitrary deportation were stamped all over. The story of the late Paulette Wilson is just one of many.

www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jul/24/without-paulette-wilson-windrush-may-have-remained-hidden

It now appears that many of those who returned to the Caribbean have had their UK pensions cut off. www.theguardian.com/money/2020/jul/25/frozen-pensions-windrush-generation-retirees-living-abroad

For Liberty’s view of the Scandal see www.libertyhumanrights.org.uk/issue/warm-words-on-windrush-arent-enough

Saturday 15 August. 6-9pm. The African Coalition Day 2020: The ‘Have Your Say’ Forum

Open forum for British African communities.

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-african-coalition-day-2020-the-have-your-say-forum-tickets-91795439631

Monday 17 August. 6-9pm.  The Marcus Garvey Annual Pan-Africanism Presentation 2020 Anniversary Forum

In marking the pan-Africanism, Marcus Garvey and UNIA-ACL milestones and migrating online, this year’s format is an open anniversary forum.

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-marcus-garvey-annual-pan-africanism-presentation-2020-anniversary-forum-tickets-113986117546

Monday 31 August. 6-9pm. African History Reflection Day 2020: Interrogating Language Of Identity

A forum for discussing African identity terminologies in the centenary year in which the African History Reflection Day concept was sown.

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/african-history-reflection-day-2020-interrogating-language-of-identity-tickets-113991373266

Black Americans in Victorian Britain

Special offer on Jeffrey Green’s book.

https://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2020/07/26/black-americans-in-victorian-britain-special-offer

Classic FM Reports Campaign For Black Classical Musicians on Exam Syllabus

www.classicfm.com/music-news/abrsm-urged-include-black-bame-composers-exam-syllabus

Freemasonry in the Atlantic World

www.academia.edu/37568026/Quatuor_Coronati_2018_Conference_Freemasons_in_the_Transatlantic_World_A_Conference_Report

Ida B Wells Lesson Plan

www.tolerance.org/classroom-resources/tolerance-lessons/before-rosa-parks-ida-b-wells

Coleridge-Taylor’s Willow Song

www.reddit.com/r/opera/comments/hnjwmr/the_willow_song_by_samuel_coleridgetaylor_voice

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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