Nowadays we are all being encouraged to think about our students, their future, and employability in our degree courses. In fact, we often address the question of the usefulness, or otherwise, of History to audiences at Open Days and other events, and we lay a great deal of emphasis on the skills required/acquired to be … More The Uses of History?
Black history is a subject we deal with in several modules, particularly in British and US history. However, Black History will be a theme in our blogs next month because every October Black History Month (BHM) is celebrated in the UK. BHM began originally in the USA and was instigated by an African American historian, … More Black History Month
It was great to read today of the opening of the Black Cultural Archive in Brixton, London. After 30 years of campaigning and planning, this wonderful facility celebrating the British black cultural heritage is now providing exhibition and research facilities. The heritage centre is located on Windrush Square, in the heart of Brixton in Raleigh … More Black Cultural Archive Opens
Today Google – and the Guardian – celebrate the birthday of the great suffragette leader, Emmeline Pankhurst, and reminds us of the the amazing lengths women at the beginning of the twentieth century went to to win the vote. Of all the Pankhursts my own favourite was Sylvia – her mother and sister were in … More Pankhurst Google Doodle
Following on from their attendance at the British Library and Eccles Centre event commemorating 50 years since the passing of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, which you can read about here, Prof. Neil Wynn and Dr Christian O’Connell discuss the significance, impact and legacy of the Act. They also discuss PBS America’s new documentary, … More VIDEO: 50 Years Since the Civil Rights Act