Black History Update 10 April

Government’s Report On Racism In Britain

David Olusoga’s Views

Plus Related Debate

Black History In Schools

“The Betrayal of White Pupils (and other lies we are told about race and education)”

British Asians Must Rediscover Their Radical Past  

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.


Afhra Behn

Richard Drax

Ras T Makonnen

British Black Power History

Filey Memorial To Caribbean RAF Ground Crew

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.

You can contact the project at

See also:

Windrush Passenger Alford Gardner  

Wandsworth Black History Month October On You Tube

Talks for Wandsworth’s BHM last October is on You Tube if you search as Wandsworth Black History Month and then scroll down the individual videos. Mine on John Archer is at:


Black History Makers

£6 (plus £1.50 p&p) from 40 Camden Road, NW1 9DR. Cheques payable to “Camden New Journal”. Or call 020 7419 9000.

The Story of Windrush 

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.’

Lots Of US Books Listed Here

New African History Project

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.

United States History

Washington Riots 1848

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Tuskegee Airmen

On-Line Exhibitions

“The paradise of the world”: Conflict and Society in the Caribbean

“Fruits of the earth: plants in the service of mankind”

Black & Empire History Remainder Books

Moin Mir. The Prince Who Beat The Empire. £7.99.No. 510744

Adrieene L Childs & Susan H Libby. The Black Figure In European Imaginary. £7.99. No, 512752

Priya Satia. Empire of Guns. The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution. £12.99. No. 511276

Lelia Sellers. Charleston Business on the Eve of the American Revolution. £9.99.No. 504318

New Pen & Sword Books

The new catalogue from Pen & Sword Books contains a numerous set of interesting titles including

Caribbean Volunteers at War

The Wedding Feast. The Final Tragedy of the Xhosa People

Royal Navy versus the Slave Traders

Britain at War with the Asante Nation 1823-1900

The African Wars. Warriors and Soldiers of the Colonial Campaigns

Queen Anne’s War. The Second Contest for North America,1702-1713

Anson’s Navy. Building a Fleet for Empire 1744-1763

Atlantic World of Enslavement & Resistance Reading

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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