How did Atlantic slavery end? Diana Paton argues that erasing the Haitian Revolution preserves the fiction that Britain is and was a progressive outlier in relation to race and racism
Tag: Black History
‘It began with an email of simple praise. A senior scholar reached out to me about my academic writing. Her words were hospitable and soft; and, I responded. Now, almost a year later, we continue to write…’ Celeste Henery on the radical importance of friendship for Black women writers and scholars.
This is the first in a series of pieces about Radical Friendship. The feature is intended as an exploration of different configurations of friendship, both intimate and symbolic, and the radical potential of these relationships.
On the 50th anniversary of the end of the Nigeria-Biafra War, Dr Louisa Uchum Egbunike reflects on how we should remember the conflict.
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).