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
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
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
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
Tom Higdon Of Burston School Strike
Peggy Seeger First Time Ever
Reduced price paperback from