On Tuesday we released the story of Desmond Tutu. The social rights activist and Anglican clergymen visited Hull on three occasions between 1989 and 2007. Tutu was given the freedom of the city in the 1980s and remains the patron of the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation. Find out more about Tutu’s ties to Hull and East Yorkshire here.
Blog Post: Roundup of Exhibition and Associated Events
Our blog this week focused on a roundup of the events we organised to coincide with our exhibition and Black History month.
Click here to see what find out what we have been up to in the last four weeks.
Blog Post: Boulevard Academy's Report on our Schools Study Day
Following on from yesterday's blog post review of our recent exhibition and events, a couple of the students from Boulevard School in Hull have kindly put together a report for us about what they experienced and took away from the day. You can read the post here
On Tuesday we released the story of Nigerian-born fashion design graduate Sade and her band of the same name. The story, by guest writer Thomas Burrows, considers how many musicians synonymous with 80's pop culture had real connections to East Yorkshire and focuses in particular on Helen Folusade Adu who became 80s music icon Sade. To read this story click here.
'Our Histories Revealed': Last Few Days of the Exhibition!
On Wednesday our latest blog post was a reminder that our exhibition at Hull History Centre finishes this Saturday (21 October) and encourages everyone to visit. We were also able to share the numerous wonderful comments left by visitors to the exhibition on a new specially created page.
You can read our blog here and take a look at our Visitors Comments page here.
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
Project update, Exhibition News and Project Events!
This is an extremely busy time for the project team as we have several exciting events coming up in Hull. On Tuesday, we released a blog post detailing the start of our new exhibition, our forthcoming project events and details about how you can get involved with the project. Read more about how to attend our exhibition, study day or presentations. Find our more on our Events page or read our latest blog post here.
A Week in Pictures: Exhibition Opening Evening and VIP Visits at Hull History Centre
On Wednesday we released a blog and picture diary of our events last week. We have included photographs of our fantastic exhibition opening night and a visit by the High Commissioner of Ghana. If you have not yet visited the ‘Our Histories Revealed’ exhibition, please come along to the Hull History Centre before it ends on 21 October.
View our latest picture diary here
Yesterday we released a story by Dr Douglas Field about the American writer and social critic, James Arthur Baldwin. Find out about his life and how he is connected to Hull here.
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