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History Reading And Viewing At 27 October

Anti-slavery and the British Empire https://aeon.co/essays/the-british-empire-was-built-on-slavery-then-grew-by-antislavery Birmingham and Slavery http://www.aston.ac.uk/latest-news/podcast-birminghams-shameful-links-slavery-uncovered-academic Frederick Douglass in Bristol Blue Plaque For Britain’s First Black Train Driver http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/oct/25/blue-plaque-for-britains-first-black-train-driver-unveiled-at-kings-cross Communist Recruiting On The Railways Salt by Selina Thompson http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0010zdp Paul Robeson and Unity Theatre http://islingtontribune.com/article/paul-robeson-was-at-unity-in-the-late-1930s Black … Continue reading

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History Events & News At 27 October

Wednesday 27 &  Thursday 28 October. No Ordinary Book Shop event Luton Postponed. http://www.noordinarybookshop.co.uk Thursday 28 October. 6pm. Is Black History Month Still Relevant or Not to the Community? See previous posting Friday 29 – Sunday 31 October. Sensing the … Continue reading

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Is Black History Month Still Relevant? 28 October

Here is the zoom link provided by The Gleaner in Jamaica: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84175307191?pwd=RTBRVHJLbzF3TnNaNlRadm9CdU45Zz09

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Dorothee In The 18th Century. 23 October. Exploring Sutton’s Black History

In the early 1700’s there were a handful of African Caribbeans in Sutton. They endured a precarious life of  indeterminate legal status and the possibility of freedom in England or a return to family and community but definite enslavement in … Continue reading

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Race In The Western World – Black History Month Event 23 October & The Black Poppy Rose

Black Poppy Rose The Knitting Norbury Together Group’s Remembrance Day Memorial Display has included the Black Poppy Rose. The significance of the Rose is explained in a video at the National Army Museum.

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Issues Involved In Croydon Council ‘s Decision To Draft Revised Constitution To Reflect Governance By Elected Mayor

At tomorrow’s Extraordinary Meeting Croydon Council will note ‘that a report will be brought to a future meeting of Full Council with the proposed constitutional and governance amendments to enable operation of the new governance model from 9th May 2022, … Continue reading

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Where Is Croydon Headed? & Update

Where is Croydon Headed? I wonder whether those readers of this blog who have tried to be constructive friends to Councillors in shaping policy and practices, feel like I do that Croydon is like the Titanic heading for the ice … Continue reading

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How To Support South West London Law Centres Development Of Advice And Social Justice

Monday 18 October. London Legal Walk South West London Law Centres staff and supporters are taking part in the annual London Legal Walk to raise money for its new crisis fund, to enable its clients to receive emergency support when … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Black History Month Events In The North East

African Lives in Northern England: From Roman Times to the 21st Century Sunday 17, Thursday 21 and Saturday 23 October. Launch Of Booklet This booklet, authored by the African Lives in Northern England project and edited by Beverley Prevatt Goldstein, … Continue reading

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