African Stories in Hull & East Yorkshire Project Updates
John Lewis Friday
On Tuesday we released the fantastic story of Black soldier, John Lewis Friday, by guest writer John Ellis. Friday joined the British Army in the early nineteenth century, he fought at the Battle of Waterloo and received a medal for his bravery. He was stationed in Hull for a short time marring Mary Woodhall at Sculcoates in 1817.
Read John Lewis Friday’s story here
On Wednesday we released a blog piece about historian Peter Fryer acknowledging his pioneering contribution to Black History.
Read our latest blog post here
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