It's the third week of Black History Month 2018 and we've continued our daily tweets using the hashtags #BHM2018 and #fullfacthistory.
If you haven't been following us, here's a round-up.
A father and daughter who both contributed to the two war efforts. In WW1, Marcus Bailey of the Royal Navy served on the HMS Chester and likely participated in Jutland. In WW2 Lilian Bader joined NAAFI, then the WAAF.
Day 16 takes in the issue of race and crime in Hull and E Yorks. Evidence and context helps us understand the wider social and economic climate that people of African descent endured.
Dusé Mohamed Ali: writer, businessman, entrepreneur and Pan-Africanist. As an actor in Hull, he was a founding member of the Shakesperean Society in 1903 and gave elocution lessons!
When does a slave become a servant? When they are transported across oceans and baptised. Evidence of those who served notable families in Hull and East Yorkshire can be found within our Black servants' stories.
Hull's sailors. Many were regarded as useful in wartime and discarded in peacetime. Thomas Biggs and many others featured in our maritime stories, including the Hull riots.
Physician and activist Dr Harold Moody: "the great work of Wilberforce was made necessary, not because of the sins of my own people, but the sins, the selfishness, and the short-sightedness of your own people.”
The Fisk Jubilee Singers, a cohort of determined former slaves whose emotionally charged performances of 'slave songs and spirituals' raised sufficient funds to save the Fisk University in the US.
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