Category Archives: Black History

A United Kingdom: a review and brief analysis

Billed as ‘the true story of a love that shook an empire’, the movie A United Kingdom opened the London Film Festival in October, 2016, before going on general cinema release in the UK. To date, box office receipts exceed £2 million. The … Continue reading

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Going Global: BBC launch new ‘World Histories’ magazine

The publishers of the very popular BBC History magazine, a monthly publication which covers all aspects of history and the past, but mainly with a focus on Britain and Europe, have just launched an exciting new companion magazine entitled World Histories. … Continue reading

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Mandela’s Arrest and the CIA: New evidence for historians?

Scholars of African colonial and apartheid history were given some possible new important evidence last weekend about the role of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Nelson Mandela’s arrest in August, 1962. In what was described by journalists as a … Continue reading

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Rethinking Rights: Did Lincoln’s Emancipation Decree put back American Civil Rights by 100 years?

In this, the 150th year commemorating the end of the American Civil War, and as we approach the 5th November, when the last active Confederate force – the commerce raider CSS Shenandoah – sailed into Liverpool and surrendered to the … Continue reading

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Music and Memory: Sidmouth, folk music and history

How often do you see a statue of a fiddle player? Seeing just such a statue, at Sidmouth, in Devon, recently, made me think about the role of musicians (especially fiddlers) in history and memory. The part of Ireland in … Continue reading

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