We've continued our daily tweets this week to celebrate Black History Month 2018.
Today highlights two literary giants and social critics who gained honorary doctorates from the University of Hull: James Baldwin and C.L.R. James.
In the spotlight today are stories of the American anti-slavery campaigners who crossed the seas to raise awareness and gather support: Alexander Crummell, Moses Roper, William Craft, Sella Martin and Henry Box Brown.
Three racially motivated deaths fuelled by prejudice and with limited accountability. Today we remember Christopher Alder, David Oluwale and Mahmood Hussein Mattan.
Today we focus on care professionals; Beverley Prevatt Goldstein - a social worker focused on multiculturalism and fostering; Cecilia Anim - president of RCN and Uduak Archibong - an acclaimed nurse.
Our local connection today features a giant amongst men, John Kufuor, the charismatic leader who advanced healthcare and education during his two presidential terms in Ghana. He visited Hull in 2006 and 2017.
Two families with origins in the Caribbean: Aubrey Bowers, a Jamaican born in 1892 and Nathaniel Weeks, a Barbadian born in 1871. Their families stayed in East Yorkshire and remain proud of their African heritage.
A day of the clergy: John Henry Hector, the Temperance Black Knight; Agnes Foster, the Jamaican Salvation Army pioneer and Desmond Tutu, the charismatic humanitarian.
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