History Events and News at 10 June

Friday 11 June. 2pm to 2.45pm & 6pm to 7pm. Work Songs And Ballads Of 19thC Lancashire

Jennifer Reid performs. For details see:


Sunday 13 June. 11am-3pm. Socialist History Bookstall

Outside 53 Fladgate Road, Leytonstone, E11 1LX, as part of Jumble Trail.

Socialist History Society books and pamphlets half price. Back numbers of Socialist History journal £1.

If you live in Waltham Forest or nearby, drop in to see if there are any books or pamphlets you want.

Tuesday 15 June. 12- 12.40pm  Should We Decolonise Education? 

‘The global outrage from the Black Lives Matter movement has spawned a wealth of new discussions about equality and inclusion. Addressing changes in the school curriculum in the West to better reflect the accurate histories of minorities has been one of those controversial new threads. We are joined by activist and author of The New Age of Empire, Professor Kehinde Andrews to discuss in conversation with Dr. Miranda Kaufmann, historian, author of Black Tudors: The Untold Story, and instigator of the Teaching Black Tudors project.’

It’s part of the CogX Festival. Miranda says:

‘I’ve also been given these codes for you to get free passes to the whole CogX Festival:

  • use the code GLS100RTN  and head to this link for a 1 day in-person pass 
  • use thehe linkt code GLS100RTN and head to this link for a 3-day virtual pass’ 


I tried to  get a pass but the site would not complete the processing. I hope you have better luck.

Tuesday 15 June. 7pm. US Eastern Time. Slave Rebellions in the Atlantic World

Zoom talk by Vincent Brown and Marjoleine Kars. To book go to:


Thursday 17 June. 8pm. Launch of JtoJ Online Resource Projects

The Economic (In)Justice project

Online Civil Rights Exhibition

On Zoom via

Friday 18 June. 6.30pm. The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel

Film showcase by Black Stock Films, followed by post-screening discussion.

Further details and to book:


Saturday 19 June. 2.30pm.Noni Jabavu: Black Briton, South African

Free tickets: www.yorkfestivalofideas.com

Sunday 20 June.7.30pm. The Anarchy: The Rise of the East India Company

On-line talk by William Dalrymple

Tickets as preceding event.

Thursday 24 June. 2pm. What can today’s Socialist Movement Learn from the 1970s?

Independent Working Class Education Network

Zoom meeting. See its website.

Thursday 24 June. 6.30pm. The Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence & Cultural Restitution

Leeds Phil and Lit Zoom talkby Dan Hicks, Professor of Contemporary Archaeology, University of Oxford and author of The Brutish Museums (Pluto Press). Fully booked already but further details at:


Tuesday 29 June. 6.30pm. 1871 And The Fight To Free Our Unions Today

Free Our Unions campaign and the Fire Brigades Union Zoom meeting and discussion marking the 150th anniversary of the 1871 Trade Union Act, to draw lessons from the 19th century struggle for our fight against anti-union laws and for free trade unions for today.


Wednesday 30 June. Roundtable Discussion on Stuart Hall: Selected Writings on Marxism

Online roundtable to mark the recent publication of Stuart Hall, Selected Writings on Marxism, edited by Gregor McLennan (Duke University Press).The panel will be chaired by Catherine Hall.


Saturday 3 – Sunday 11 July. Farewell Leicester Square. Joe Clough, Bus Driver

Phillip Olagoke’s one-man show about London’s first black bus driver, Joe Clough. ‘Joe was a driver. First, a horse and carriage driver in Jamaica, before moving to Britain with his employer;  learning to drive new motorcars. Passing his omnibus driving test, he drove his B-type motorised bus on the number 11 route through the heart of London from 1910 to 1914. He drove ambulances on the Western Front during the First World War, before making his home in Bedford, buying his own taxi, which he drove until his retirement in the 1960s.’

Details of dates and venues and to book at

Friday 9 July (even). Battersea vs The British Empire – Revolutionary Walking Tour

Including through the story of John Archer, Sharpurji Saklatvala and Charlotte Despard.



Upcoming Black History Walks Events

  • Black History River Cruise
  • Fibroids and reproductive health: new research from the Caribbean
  • 1968 Race Relations Act and the legacy of Black Lawyers
  • The dangers of sugar sweetened beverages in the African Diaspora
  • Coded Bias: Racism disguised in computer programming
  • The Gentrification of Peckham and Black Urban removal worldwide
  • The British Black Panther Movement
  • St Paul’s/Bank Black history walk
  • Clapham Common Black history walk


The Windrush Saga Gets No Better

Please sign the petition “Fix the Windrush compensation scheme”.



Hywel Francis

Welsh politician and labour historian.


Jill D’Cruz

Jill was a community and youth worker who grew up and was active in Balham. Her maternal grandmother ran a boarding house welcoming Indians and Africans, inc. Edna Adan Ismail, the first Somali to qualify as nurse mid-wife, and Daniel Anyiam, the captain of the Nigerian football team. She married the Indian Trevlyn D’Cruz in 1964. Jill was a member of one of those social networks which have overlapped with mine.

The Guardian Journal.10 June.

Black Lives

David Olusoga

History doesn’t exist to make us feel special

The Guardian G2 Interview. 7 June.

Anita Neil

Britain’s forgotten Olympic Star

Interviews in The Guardian G2 interview. 7 & 10 June.

Paintings Of  The African Diaspora

News of new  paintings from Septimus Severus to Arthur Roberts.

The Guardian. 9 June.


From the Caribbean to Queensland: re-examining Australia’s ‘blackbirding’ past and its roots in the global slave trade

Slave owners like Benjamin Boyd, Louis Hope, John Ewan Davidson, John Buhot, the Longs, Thomas Alison Scott and the Brown Brothers.


BBC History Magazine. July 2021

Harriett Jacobs (US)

Britain Ousts King of Fiji

Mary Wortley Montagu. The scourge of smallpox

William Hogarth. Faith, gin and charity

Cricket, Colonialism and Racism

Batting for the British Empire

BBC History Magazine. July 2021

Robinson Twitter racism storm obscures ECB’s decades of inaction

The Guardian. 10 June.








Sarah Parker Remond Talk

If you missed the talk you can see it at


US/South African Classroom Collaborations

Gilder Lehrner Centre video

Story of Sam King  

https://youtu.be/xj6HsQ06nOQ 30 

Southwark Spotlight on Black Heroes Foundation

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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