About Race with Reni-Eddo Lodge
From the author behind the bestselling Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, comes a podcast that takes the conversation a step further Featuring key voices from the last few decades of anti-racist activism, About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge looks at the recent history that lead to the politics of today
Adegoke, Yomi. 'Have Women of Colour been written out of the Women's Movement'
Article looking into the history of activism of women of colour in Britain since the Suffragette Movement.
African American History: From Emancipation to the Present
The purpose of this course is to examine the African American experience in the United States from 1863 to the present. Prominent themes include the end of the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction; African Americans’ urbanization experiences; the development of the modern civil rights movement and its aftermath; and the thought and leadership of Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X.
Asians in Britain
Through a series of articles and a generous selection of digitised sources from the British Library's collections you can explore the history of South Asian communities in Britain during the nineteenth and twentieth century.
The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes
Animated map showing the middle passage of 15,790 slave ships between 1545 and 1860.
Biographies of Notable Female African and Asian Figures from the 19th and 20th Centuries
In celebration of International Women’s Day 2020, The Open University’s Ferguson Centre for African and Asian Studies and its History Department have created this teaching resource – short biographies of pioneering and notable women from Africa and Asia, who were active in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. These women are vitally important in helping us understand social, cultural and political changes in Africa and Asia, with a particular emphasis on feminist politics, suffrage movements, independence movements and anti-colonial activism. The creation of this teaching resource was driven by an ever-constant need to understand historical events from a variety of perspectives that are very often not presented in History teaching in the West. Each biography includes links to additional resources, and there is a list of further online readings at the end. This is the first time this group of African and Asian women has been presented together in a collective way. We hope that this will be a useful resource for teachers and educators to help their students understand the contributions of Africa and Asian women to African, Asian and World history.
Black and Asian People discovered in records held in the Manuscripts Section, Guildhall Library
List of Black and Asian people found in London parish registers found in Guildhall Library.
Black British Cycling Champions
Instagram page by Dr. Marlon Moncrieffe of the University of Brighton uncovering life-histories of Black-British champions in cycling.
Black Central Europe
Site looks at the experiences of Black communities in German-speaking Europe over the last millennium. Useful, among other things, to compare and contrast with Black British history.
Black Chronicles Image Portal
Growing archive of the portraiture of Black men and women from the Victorian and Edwardian era.
Black Londoners 1800-1900
Interactive map created by the Equiano Centre, UCL. Includes brief biographies of the individuals identified.
Black Music Research Unit
A research project that explores the impact of Jamaican music in Britain.
This 6,000 page reference center is dedicated to providing information to the general public on African American history and the history of more than one billion people of African ancestry around the world.
Black Presence: Asian and Black History in Britain, 1500-1850
Online exhibition curated by the National Archives.
McKernan, Luke. The Black Wonder
Article about the Black Victorian boxer Bob Travers.
British's Forgotten Slave Owners
Two part documentary by David Olusoga. Available on BBC iPlayer until May 2021.
The Caribbean's Great War
This is one of a number of relevant projects and resources offered by the West India Committee, relating to the contribution of the Caribbean to WW1. The West India Committee has a range of other projects of relevance, and different sections of the website relate to these projects. The Committee has digitised archive material available to see, as well as educational resources for schools.
Departures: A podcast series on 400 years of British emigration
Departures is a new podcast from the Migration Museum exploring 400 years of emigration from Britain.
Dresser, Madge & Hann, Andrew (eds.) Slavery and the British Country House
Online monograph published in 2013.
Empire - the Controversies of British Imperialism
Free MOOC from Exeter University
Everyday Muslim: Exploring the Diversity of Black British Muslim Heritage in London
Selected written and oral sources are available through this site.
Forward to Freedom: the history of the British Anti-Apartheid Movement 1959-1994
Resources and information about the anti-Apartheid movement in Britain.
From Great War to Race Riots
Digital project investigating the race riots of 1919 and the murder of Charles Wootton. Includes a digital archive of selected documents.
Hackett, Roy. Interview
Interview with Bristol Civil Rights campaigner, Roy Hackett.
Hazard, Anthony. The Atlantic Slave Trade: what too few textbooks told you
Ted-talk delivered by Prof. Anthony Hazard.
History Workshop Online
History Workshop Online (HWO) is a digital magazine that seeks to continue the spirit of the History Workshop movement by publishing accessible and engaging articles that deepen understanding of the past for historians and the public, and which reflect upon present day issues and agitate for change in the world we live in now. HWO is a politically pluralistic platform and publishes a wide spectrum of progressive radical opinion.
|Kalume, Tony. Celebrating Africans and Caribbeans in Sussex Past and Present||https://issuu.com/tonykalume/docs/booklet_layout|
Going back to the nineteenth century, this booklet celebrates the lives of ten black men and women who have lived in Sussex.
Inside the Slave Ship: the Atlantic Slave Trade during its heyday and the remarkable life of Olaudah Equiano
Podcast about the slave trade in the 18th century and the life of Olaudah Equiano.
The John Blanke Project
A contemporary Art and Archive project celebrating John Blanke the Black trumpeter to courts of Henry VII & Henry VIII. Historians write about him. Artists visualise him.
Making Britain: discover how South Asians shaped the nation, 1870-1950
This online database provides information about South Asians in Britain from 1870 to 1950, the organizations they were involved in, their British connections, and the major events in which they participated.
Designed as an interactive tool, it offers engaging and innovative search and browsing options, including a timeline, location maps, and network diagrams modelled on social networking sites which demonstrate South Asians' interactions and relationships in Britain at the time. Some entries have extracts from archival sources with explanation of their content and relevance.
McCarthy, Mark. 'The slave trade and emancipation recalled by streets in Camden Town'
Draft of a paper accepted for publication in Transactions of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society.
McKernan, Luke. The Black Wonder
Article about the black Victorian boxer, Bob Travers.
Cowan, Mairi. 'Moors at the court of James IV, King of Scots'
Su, Minjie. 'Elen More: the Moorish lass in James IV's court'
Series of brief articles about black Scottish history during the reign of James IV.
|The Memory Map of the Jewish East End||https://jewisheastendmemorymap.org/||The Memory Map of the Jewish East End, a new digital resource where you can explore former sites of Jewish memory in East London.|
Moving Here explores, records and illustrates why people came to England over the last 200 years and what their experiences were and continue to be. It offers free access, for personal and educational use, to an online catalogue of versions of original material related to migration history from local, regional and national archives, libraries and museums.
Museum of British Colonialism: resource links
Outlines aims and objectives regarding the teaching of British colonial history and provides a lists of useful resources and links.
Newspaper article about Sophia Duleep Singh's trial.
Digitised image of a newspaper article held in the British Library.
Our Migration Story
This website presents the often untold stories of the generations of migrants who came to and shaped the British Isles. While it is primarily designed to support teachers and students studying migration to Britain, its aim is to be a useful resource for anyone interested in Britain’s migration history.
Race, Empire and Colonial Troops
A series of articles about the experience of people and troops mainly of the British and French colonial empires during the First World War.
Report of the Pan-African Conference held on the 23rd, 24th and 25th July 1900, at Westminster Town Hall
Pdf of the 18 page produced during the conference.
Serroukh, Farrah and O'Connor, Karen Sands. 'Go deeper: reflecting on Black presence in children's books.'
The characters that we meet in children's books shape the way that we see ourselves and the community around us. Take a look at the history of Black British representation in this article by Farrah Serroukh and Karen Sands O'Connor, featuring digitised images and resource lists for adults on representation and inclusivity in children's books.
Slavery and Revolution: Jamaica and Slavery in the age of Revolution
Site created and run by Prof. Christer Petley highlighting the history of slavery in Jamaica through the letters of the slave-holder Samuel Taylor.
Sounds of the 'rush
Excerpts of interviews house in the Black Cultural Archives of men and women from the Windrush Generation.
Stories of Black Leadership: Breaking Barriers
Online exhibition of the photographer Joy Gregory highlighting the journeys of pioneering Black British women who have overcome adversity to take their rightful seat at the table.
Stories of Omission: Conflict and the experience of Black soldiers
Stories of Omission is a learning guide that looks at resources that tell the, mostly omitted, stories of men from the Caribbean, America and Africa who enlisted to fight in the First World War.
36 essays exploring the inception of critical terms around citizenship, belonging, and cultural difference that emerged in England in the Tudor and Stuart era. This resource can be modified for classroom teaching across different key stages.
Travel, Colonialism and Slavery
From Robinson Crusoe to the anti-slavery activism of Olaudah Equiano and the letters of Ignatius Sancho: explore a range of writing produced during an age of travel, trade and colonial conquest, in which Britain vastly expanded its Empire, fuelled by its involvement in slavery and the transatlantic slave trade.
West India Committee Online Portal
Welcome to the West India Committee’s online portal for West Indian History, Heritage and Culture. The West India Committee collection contains over 500 years of knowledge on the Caribbean and matters relating to the Caribbean and, due to its significance, it has been recognised as a UNESCO Memory of the World.
West India Regiments
Through a series of articles and discussion about specific works within the British Library's collections you can explore changes in racial thought through the history of the West India Regiments.
Why #BlackLivesMatter? An overview of racism against Black people
A series of ten videos exploring various aspects of black history, racism against Black people and the BLM movement.
Site includes articles, sources, teaching resources and guides to further reading.
Witness Black History Podcast
Interviews with people who were there at key moments in black and civil rights history.
Women in African History
Learning resources about women mainly within the African territories invaded and occupied by Britain and France.
Working, Lauren. The Making of Imperial Policy
Freely available, open access monograph published by Cambridge University Press, 2020.