On Tuesday we released the story of Desmond Tutu. The social rights activist and Anglican clergymen visited Hull on three occasions between 1989 and 2007. Tutu was given the freedom of the city in the 1980s and remains the patron of the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation. Find out more about Tutu’s ties to Hull and East Yorkshire here.
Blog Post: Roundup of Exhibition and Associated Events
Our blog this week focused on a roundup of the events we organised to coincide with our exhibition and Black History month.
Click here to see what find out what we have been up to in the last four weeks.
Blog Post: Boulevard Academy's Report on our Schools Study Day
Following on from yesterday's blog post review of our recent exhibition and events, a couple of the students from Boulevard School in Hull have kindly put together a report for us about what they experienced and took away from the day. You can read the post here
Frederick Brown, ‘a native of Guinea aged 22 years’, was baptised in St. Mary’s Church, Whitby, on 12 April 1775. He was described by a local as ‘a Negro slave who stowed himself away on board the Prince Frederick belonging to Jonas Brown’, a Whitby ship-owner.
To read more about Brown and his life in Hull and East Yorkshire click here
Picture Blog #11: The University of Hull’s sportsmen and women
Yesterday we released an assortment of photographs, that featured in the student magazine, Hullfire during the 1970s and 1980s. They show students of African descent representing Hull University in an array of sports.
To view our eleventh picture blog, click here
Reminder: Have you registered for our Study Day yet?
Don’t forget to register if you would like to attend our Study Day on 7 October 2017 at WISE (Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation), Hull.
Go to our Events page to find out more or download the Study Day poster HERE. If you would like to add your name to the list go to our Submit/Contact page.
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