Meleisa Ono-George introduces her new feature for HWO on community-engaged histories of Black Britain – “Power in the Telling” – which explores how history is not just about what is known, but also about the process and politics of its production.
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How might museum exhibitions convey the complex dynamics of black British history? In this episode of the History Workshop Podcast, co-curators Melissa Bennett and Iyamide Thomas discuss their project on “The Krios of Sierra Leone”.
The latest in our Power in the Telling feature introduces ‘MUTINY’, a new documentary looking at the British Caribbean experience of the First World War and its legacies, as revealed by the last surviving veterans of the British West Indies Regiment.
How does writing a community-engaged history of the Rastafari in Britain challenge the white-dominated production of history and demand new methodologies? Aleema Gray explores her dual position, as an ‘outsider from within’: a Black historian researching Black community histories.
The Young Historians Project (YHP) is a youth-driven initiative, centring young Black people in the production of Black history in Britain. Find out about their latest project, documenting the experiences of African women in the British Health System (1930-2000).