As October is Black History Month, we're sending out daily tweets to highlight the fabulous stories in our African Stories project.
It is our aim to make history more inclusive on Twitter by using #fullfacthistory and #BHM2018 as alerts. Catch up on your reading from this week's posts:
A whole menu of oral histories from our Contemporary Voices series.
Explore the global connections in Black British local history through the African Stories project.
Three stories from the African Stories project that turned out to have the same Chapman-Wattley-Riley family thread. Clue 1 was a mystery photograph of the Russian Outrage.
From Barbados plantation owners to Goole. Rev Edward Cragg-Haynes became one of the first Black clergymen in England. His school was attended by Joseph, the father of J Arthur Rank.
A mother's dying confession unravelled a family secret. Laureen went from 'Homes for Waifs and Strays' to stardom, with the Rolling Stones as visitors.
Two activists who came to Hull; Una Marson - journalist, poet, and feminist, and Salim C. Wilson - enslaved by Arabs, sold for 6 yards of calico, then campaigned against contemporary slavery as early as 1928.
Two emotive family stories that left their mark:
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