Tag Archives: Slavery

History events & news at 17 May

Saturday 19 May.  7.30pm.  Salt-pork and Daguerreotypes: unpacking the evidence from 1848 Talk by David Steele’s  looking at the numbers – how many Chartists were on Kennington Common on 10 April 1848, how many troops were to be stationed in London and for how long. … Continue reading

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History events and news at 4 February

Other events in February and beyond can be seen at  https://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2018/01/18/history-events-news-at-18-january Thursday 8 February. 9am. Fredrick Douglass is the subject of Melyvn Bragg’s “In our Time” programme on Radio 4 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09qb0kc Friday 9 February. 6pm. Mary Williamson’s Letter, or: Seeing Women … Continue reading

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History events & news at 21 November

Thursday 23 November 23. 7pm. Dr Edward Wilson: Talk & Exhibition Talk by Edward Wilson’s great-nephew, Dr David Wilson, launches an exhibition about the explorer’s life and travels. Monckton Lecture Theatre, Grosvenor Wing, St George’s Hospital Medical School, Tooting Dr … Continue reading

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History events and news at 16 August

  Sunday  27 August. 10am. Sites of historic prisons- a walking tour The Wandsworth Prison Museum is hosting a walking tour of historic prison sites. The tour includes, the Surrey County Gaol, (Horsemonger Lane) where Charles Dickens witnessed public executions … Continue reading

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History events and news at 4 June

To 28 August. People Power: Fighting for Peace – the struggles faced by Conscientious Objectors Exhibition  at the Imperial War Museum http://www.iwm.org.uk/exhibitions/iwm-london/fighting-for-peace Tuesday 6 June. International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers Federation Because of the General Election this North Labour … Continue reading

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Legacies of British Slave Ownership News

Wednesday 24 May. Lunch-time. Britain’s History and Memory of Transatlantic Slavery This event in Oxford will explore the way British people remember slavery through local case histories. Discussions will range from Methodism and working class attitudes to slavery in Portsmouth … Continue reading

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British Black History events & news at 9 April

Alex Elden  A few days after the death of Darcus Howe, another Norbury resident Alex Elden died. He had served in the RAF from 1944, and after going back to Jamaica he returned on the SS Windrush. He had been active … Continue reading

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Black Liberation History in the Age of Trump

Frederick Douglass ‘President Trump recently described Frederick Douglass as “an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice.” The president’s muddled tense – it came out sounding as if the 19th-century … Continue reading

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History Events & News at 10 January

Sub-headings: Black History Events; Popular Politics Events; Labour Party History Events, Miscellaneous Events; 40th Anniversary of death of Paul Robeson; Easter Rising 1916 Events; Croydon History; Black History; The Cult of the Succulent Savoury Black History Events Tuesday 16 February. 5.15pm. … Continue reading

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History events & news at 7 July

Thursday 9 July. 10.30am-12.30pm. First meeting of Newcastle North East WEA First World War Project Research Group North East Workers Education Association has received a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to research. WEA North East Regional Headquarters, Joseph Cowen House, 21 Portland Terrace, Jesmond, … Continue reading

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