Arran Parry-Davies explores the history of anti-racism and working-class solidarity in the British Asian community, arguing that this has a contemporary relevance and necessity now that British Asians have become the face of the modern Conservative Party.
African Stories in Hull and East Yorkshire Project has started a new initiative for a memorial in Filey to the 4,000 Caribbean ground crew recruits. The list of all the names of the ground crew, inc 1,500 at RAF Melsham in Wiltshire is also being compiled.
Part of a series on British Black History by Kandace Chimbiri’s for7 year olds+, published by Scholastic.
Audrey Dewjee highly recommends it. ‘The history is accurate. Amongst many other things, I like the fact that the author acknowledges that the people who came from the Caribbean included those with Indian, Chinese and Middle Eastern ancestry as well as African; and that the Windrush wasn’t the first post-war ship to bring migrants from the Caribbean.’
The African History Project is a new specialist school of Black history, culture and thought. Its ‘mission is to design and deliver world-class courses that inspire students, spark debate and champion the study of Black political, social, economic and intellectual history. Through public lectures, group discussion and structured courses we help our students to understand more about Africa, her ideas, her politics, her religions and above all her people, both on the continent and in diaspora.
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.