We now have a multitude of stories of people of African descent in Hull and East Yorkshire on our project website, and are adding to these stories every week. For example last week we released the story of Lilian Bader written for us by our guest writer Audrey Dewjee. Lilian, pictured below, was born in Liverpool in 1918 the daughter of Barbadian-born Marcus Bailey and moved to Hull when she was about seven years old. Lilian joined the WAAF (Women’s Auxiliary Air Force) during WWII and went on to marry and have two children. Read Lilian's story HERE.
We also released Emmanuel Armah’s oral history last week. Emmanuel's interview is the twenty fifth in our Contemporary Voices series. Listen to Emmanuel's interview, and find out more about our oral history project here.
Yesterday we launched a page on Duse Mohamed Ali, probably the most famous person of African descent to have lived and worked in Hull and tomorrow look out for a new blog post on my research at the National Archives in Kew into the West Indian recruits and American Black G.I’s during World War Two!
If you are enjoying reading our stories and listening to our oral histories and are interested in the experiences of Black people in the region and would like to get involved then click on the contact us button below.
We have new releases appearing every week, so please pop back to the Africans in Hull & East Yorkshire Project site again!
Dr Lauren Darwin
African Stories Project Researcher.