African Stories in Hull & East Yorkshire Project Updates
The Ema Family History
Asuquo ‘Zook’ Ema is of dual Nigerian and English heritage from parents who met at Hull University. His early years were remarkable as he experienced the trauma of being caught up in the Biafran war and losing his father in the confusion. This story informs about the early years of his life as retold by his mother Wendy Ema who brought up her three children alone surviving adversity and profound loss.
*In case you missed it, we released Asuquo ‘Zook’ Ema’s oral history in the first week of April (listen to it HERE).
Lew Leslie’s Blackbird Theatre Group
The third image released as part of our new picture blog series is of Lew Leslie’s Blackbird Theatre Group. The photograph shows the African American troupe laying a wreath at the William Wilberforce monument in February 1937. Click HERE to see the image on our Picture Gallery and read all about this fantastic black and white picture on the blog post HERE
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