On Monday we released a story about the Ghanaian politician and businessman, John Kufuor. Between 2001 and 2009, as the President of Ghana, Kufuor implemented economic and social policies which led to important reforms in his home country. His link to Hull is through the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE) which he officially opened in 2006.
Read our feature on John Kufuor.
Carlos Lamintine Trower: The African Blondin
Yesterday we published a blog post by guest writer Ron Howard on the 'The African Blondin' Carlos Trower. Ron contacted us after we released a story on Trower last November and wanted to share his triumphs and struggles of tracing the talented tightrope artist, who was also his Great Grandfather.
Read Ron's blog post.
Dr Harold Moody
On Tuesday, we released Doctor Harold Moody’s story. His fight for racial equality in Britain makes him one of the most famous people of African descent to have visited Hull and East Yorkshire in the early twentieth century. He was invited to speak at the William Wilberforce Centenary celebrations in July 1933 and returned during the Second World War to visit churches in the region, as the chairman of the London Missionary Society.
To read Harold Moody’s story click here
Cecilia Anim CBE
In 1972 Cecilia Anim relocated to Hull from Ghana to begin her career as a nurse. She studied and worked in the region’s hospitals for several years before moving to London. Her outstanding contribution to the healthcare sector has been acknowledged by several prestigious awards including an MBE.
To read Cecilia Anim’s story click here
We would love to further demonstrate the positive impact that professionals of African descent had on the health sector in Hull and East Yorkshire. If you know anybody who trained or worked in the region, please click here to contact us.
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