On 6 October, 15 Year 9 students from the Boulevard Academy attended Hull College for our Schools Event to support the 'Our Histories Revealed' exhibition. So following on from yesterday's blog post review of our recent exhibition and events a couple of the students from the school have kindly put together a report for us about what they experienced and what they took away from the day.
During the event the students heard a presentation about the background to Black History Month, heard about the African Stories project and then were treated to a live oral history interview with Bax and Lans, members of the popular local band Bud Sugar. This was followed by a guided tour of the exhibition at the Hull History Centre.
We are pleased to have received some feedback from two of the students Dean Denton and Jack Brettlell
African Stories in Hull & East Yorkshire
By Dean Denton, with help from Jack Brettell
On Friday 6th October, a selection of students travelled to Hull College to unravel the history of “African Stories of East Yorkshire”.
It took place at Hull College’s Arts Building. We were given a presentation about the achievements of some of Hull’s most remarkable – if sometimes forgotten Black citizens.
Here is the list of notable Black people from our area: