The Drowning of Richard Lisles
Last month we released the story of Richard Lisles, written by guest writer John D. Ellis. The story covers the events surrounding the drowning of Lisles, an African American soldier, in the River Humber in August 1820.
Read the story of Richard Lisles.
We're delighted to announce that we'll be bringing Our Histories Revealed, the African Stories in Hull and East Yorkshire exhibition, to Goole Museum between 5 February and 6 April 2019.
More updates will follow in due course. Thank you for your continued support.
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
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