African Lives In Northern England Booklet Published


This booklet, authored by the African Lives in Northern England project and edited by Beverley Prevatt Goldstein, celebrates the history of Black lives in northern England and uncovers a number of fascinating hidden histories in the process.

It explores the presence and success of people of African descent in the North East and helps to dispel the myth that the North East is exclusively white and monocultural.

From Septimus Severus, the Roman Emperor, to 19th century Cumbrian John Kent who was believed to be Britain’s first black policeman, to 21st century Newcastle MP Chinyelu ‘Chi’ Onwurah, this booklet reveals a rich and diverse history.

The booklet will be launched on 17 October (11.30am-12.30pm) at Durham Book Festival. Tickets£10 inc.copy of booklet.

This is a limited edition and copies will be sent out on a first-come, first-serve basis as payments are received.

£5 plus £2 for packaging and postage.

Orders can be placed with Success4All, an educational charity, based in the North East, that works with children and young people from different ethnic backgrounds. You can pay by bank transfer, PayPal, or cheque. Please e-mail Caroline Afolabi-Deleu at  stating the number you wish to order, your name, full postal address, and a telephone number for queries.

Once payment has been received, allow up to 10 days for delivery.

Online: Payment Details To Success4All CIO, Santander Bank Account no: 22365303, sort code: 09-01-29, reference ‘African Lives’

Paypal: Via Success4All PayPal link, or via our website , reference ‘African Lives’

Cheque: Made payable to Success4All CIO, with your name, address and reference ‘African Lives’ on the back, post to: Carnegie Building, Atkinson Road, Benwell, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE4 8XS


A flyer is attached for downloading, printing, putting on noticeboards and sending to people who might be interested.


The booklet was researched and written by a project team, many of whom had been involved in the African Lives in Northern England Calendar 2021. I provided all the information I have to the team.   

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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