Professor Sir Roy Marshall
On Tuesday, we released a piece about Professor Sir Roy Marshall and his time in Hull and East Yorkshire. Marshall was born in Barbados in 1920. He accomplished many achievements throughout his life including being awarded the Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list in 1968. Between 1979 and 1985 Marshall was the Vice Chancellor at Hull University becoming one of the leading academics of African descent in this region.
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A Fantastic 2017! End of Year Roundup!
This week’s blog release gives an overview of what the African Stories in Hull and East Yorkshire project team have achieved in 2017. This year has included some fantastic highlights as the project has expanded significantly such as an exhibition and exciting new releases on our website. We hope you have enjoyed this year as much as we have!
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Uncle Tom’s Cabin
On Tuesday, we released a story by guest writer Lauren Eglen about the famous novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. In this piece Lauren explores the global and local significance of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s pioneering work. The novel spawned plays and films which were enjoyed by audiences in Hull and artefacts which can still be viewed at Wilberforce House Museum today.
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Wiseman Derrick Khuzwayo
Wiseman arrived in London in 1977 after being forced into exile following detention and torture by the South African police. In 1981, he graduated from Hull University with an LLB degree in Law. Wiseman went on to be a journalist in London and South Africa before his death on 26 May 2017.
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