History Update 15 October

Tuesday 26 – Thursday 28 October. Noon-5pm

No Ordinary Book Shop event at The Graphic Studio, 1st Floor Unit 6G, 37 The Mall, Luton, LU1 2LJ, involving  Patrick Vernon and Angelina Osborne Authors of 100 Great Black Britons; Avril Nanton, author of Black London; Desmond Clarke author of Stolen Inheritance; and The Elder Pepukayi, the owner of the largest distribution of African and Caribbean Historical Books.


20 November. Society For The Study of Labour History AGM


African Lives in Northern England

See preceding posting.

Historic England has now uploaded resources created by the ALNE project team at:


British Newspapers Online

The League of Coloured Peoples magazine The Keys is now on BNO.

BNO is continually adding extra newspapers. The latest batch includes The Keys, South London Times and Lambeth Observer, and various newspapers of areas north of the Thames. The 1948-9 issues of Croydon Times have also been added. Details at:

Black History Reading & Viewing

West Indies








Scotland & Slavery


Birmingham & Slavery


Yale Researches 18thC Painting


The US National Anthem and Anti-Anti-Slavery


A&R Pioneers: Architects of American Roots Music on Record 

New book by Brian Ward Northumbria University) and Patrick Huber


The Crafts

Hammersmith plaque unveiled


Sky News coverage at:


Joe Williams of Heritage Corner (based in Leeds) has written a play called Meet the Crafts is performed from time to time.  https://heritagecornerleeds.com

See also  


Commonwealth War Graves Commission And Black History Month


and last year


Pilots Of The Caribbean 

This exhibition from a few years ago at the RAF Museums at Hendon can be seen at:


The Story of Afro Hair 

Book exploring Afro hair over the last 5,000 years, including Ancient Egypt, the Kingdom of Benin, Henry VIII’s court, the enslavement of African peoples, the Harlem Renaissance, the beginnings of Rastafarianism, Britain in the 1980s – and much more.  


“Beyond This Narrow Now”: Or, Delimitations, Of W. E. B. Du Bois 

Nahum Dimitri Chandler’s book will be published in January.

Black people were told that they had no history’

David Olusoga on Equiano and BHM. The Observer. 26 September


David Olusoga on Equiano. BBC History Magazine. November




Other Histories Reading

The Foundling Hospital’s First Building



Walter Crane

Tom Higdon Of Burston School Strike

Peggy Seeger First Time Ever

Reduced price paperback from


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 http://thecroydoncitizen.com. 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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