C. L. R. James
On Tuesday, we released a story on C. L. R. James written by guest writer Ed Hardiman. James is probably most well-known for his book entitled The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution published in 1938. While there has been much written about James, this article details his special connection with Hull.
To read about C. L. R. James click here
Picture Blog #9: 'Uncle Tom'
The ninth image in our Picture Blog series depicts an older man of African descent with a white beard labelled as ‘Uncle Tom’. It is held by Hull Museums but is currently not on display. Click here to see the image.
Black Lion Tamers in Hull and East Yorkshire
Lion tamers were a significant part of the travelling Menagerie show in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The first Black lion tamer to appear in the Hull and East Yorkshire area was Martini Maccomo, who performed with Manders' Royal Menagerie in Beverley as early as 1860.
To read about Maccomo and other lion tamers of African descent who visited this region please click here.
The eighth image in our Picture Blog series shows Haircut 100 star, Blair Cunningham holding a ring buoy labelled Lincoln Castle- Grimsby which was reportedly taken in Hull in 1981.
To see the image and read more about the famous drummer click here
Kenny Fox: The Story of My African Connection
On Tuesday, we released a personal history written by Kenny Fox. In this fascinating piece, Kenny identifies his family ties with slavery, shares his memories of growing up in St Kitts, details his experience of moving from the West Indies to Derby at the age of 10 and explains why he settled in Beverley in 1990.
To read Kenny’s story click here.
Picture Blog #7: Sudanese Officials in Filey, 1960
Our seventh Picture Blog features images found in the Crimlisk Fisher Archive of Sudanese officials visiting Filey in 1960.
To see these images, click here.
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