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
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”.
Welsh politician and labour historian.
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.
History doesn’t exist to make us feel special
The Guardian G2 Interview. 7 June.
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
Southwark Spotlight on Black Heroes Foundation