We are inviting teachers to bring their classes to our study day on 6 October 2017. The aim of this event is to gather secondary school and college students from across the region and give them a taster session on Black history. Highlights include a short talk on Black British history and people of African descent in Hull and East Yorkshire, an oral history interview with Bax from the local band Bud Sugar and a trip to see our fantastic exhibition.
For more information please see the event flyers below. Click on each flyer to download.
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Who Do You Know?
As part of our forthcoming exhibition Our Histories Revealed and continued endeavour to mark African presence in Hull and East Yorkshire through as many mediums as possible, we are urging people to look through their personal collection of photographs taken before 2007, to construct a new feature titled Who do you know? The pictures could be of an event at school, public gathering or your family and friends.
Sending us photographs
If you would like to send us a photograph for this feature please include a couple of lines detailing where and when it was taken. If you would like us to contact you, please also include your name and email address or phone number. Entries can be sent via Twitter, Facebook and our website via the buttons below or our Submit/Contact page or alternatively you can bring a copy to the Hull History Centre and mark it for the attention of the African Stories Project. Photographs will be showcased online and on one of our exhibition boards.
Because we take confidentiality very seriously, we will not be naming individuals, this feature will merely be used to illustrate African presence in different settings around the region.
Go to our new Who Do You Know? Project Page
The picture below was sent to us by Dr Nicholas Evans via Twitter showing three Black scholars among the first graduates of the University of Hull in 1956.
On 21 October 1904, the Gamecock Fleet, which consisted of approximately fifty trawlers, was attacked by the Russian Baltic Fleet in the North Sea off Dogger Bank. Despite signals to call off the attack, the Russians bombarded the trawlers for ten minutes, sinking one ship and damaging five others. As Russia was at war with Japan, it is believed that the British ships were mistaken for enemy vessels.
This black and white transparency image entitled ‘Russian Outrage on Hull Trawlers’ is part of Hull Museums Collections. It shows people gathered at St Andrews Dock after the Gamecock Fleet had returned. Among the crowd there is a Black gentleman dressed in dark clothing. His presence demonstrates the inclusion of men of African descent in the region’s maritime sphere during the early twentieth century. It is possible that one of his friends or relatives were on board the Gamecock Fleet or he was simply on the dock to show his support or hear the latest news.
Thanks to Alec Gill and Nicholas Evans for bringing this image to our attention.
To learn more about Black seamen in Hull click here
Dr Lauren Darwin
African Stories Project Researcher.