History News At 3 June

Black Cultural Archives Re-Opens

The BCA  reading room has re-oepned to the public Thursdays-Saturdays, 12:30-16:30 and is currently fully booked for most of June. It hopes that once the COVID restrictions are lifted we can return to more fulsome operating hours but we are likely to retain our Thursday-Saturday opening for the reading room.’

Enslavement And The Black Atlantic






Women Slave Revolts

Part graphic novel, part memoir, Wake is an imaginative tour-de-force that tells the story of women-led slave revolts and chronicles scholar Rebecca Hall’s efforts to uncover the truth about these women warriors who, until now, have been left out of the historical record.


United States Enslavement and Black History


The Path to the Greater, Freer, Truer World: Southern Civil Rights and Anticolonialism, 1937-1955

Lindsey R. Swindall. University Press of Florida, 2019


Shuffle Along 1921


Tulsa Race Massacre




Alain LeRoy  Locke


The Culture War

Clamping Down In The US


Gary Younge Argues ‘Tear Them All Down’


British  Black, Radical & Working Class History

Ian McDeson Obituary


Archie Potts Obituary


Radicalism in the West Riding, 1790-1890


Radical Writers

The video of the Socialist Society meeting, Writers of the Left in an Age of Extremes, is on its website


You can download David Morgan’s presentation about Edgell Rickword from here…

What’s Happening In British Black History 28 April Workshop Videos

Session 1: Children’s Publishing Video 

Session 2: Educational Publishing 

Session 3: Academic Publishing 

Session 4: Popular/Trade Publishing 

Archer & Saklatvala

Sacha Ismael took this picture ‘to honour these two UK “BAME” socialist pioneers and the movements they were part of. (The pictured pamphlet on Saklatvala is by me and you can buy here: https://www.workersliberty.org/sak-pamphlet. The one on Archer is by Sean Creighton; I would also highly recommend; you can order by emailing sean.creighton1947@btinternet.com.)’

He adds that ‘as a young man, Saklatvala was involved in plague vaccination efforts in his native Bombay. That’s actually quite an amazing story too (another name check, Waldemar Haffkine)’


Dutch & German Enslavement, Colonialism & Black History



58th Anniversary Of Death Of Turkish Poet  Nazim Hikmet


About seancreighton1947

I have lived in Norbury since July 2011. I blog on Croydon, Norbury and history events,news and issues. I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I have submitted views to Council Committees and gave evidence against the Whitgift Centre CPO and to the Local Plan Inquiry. I am a member of Norbury Village Residents Association and Chair of Norbury Community Land Trust, and represent both on the Love Norbury community organisations partnership Committee. I used to write for the former web/print Croydon Citizen. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics history database. 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, radical and suffrage movements, 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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