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.
Prize fighters of African descent have been present in Hull and East Yorkshire from the early twentieth century. They appeared at local fairs, sporting venues and entertainment events in Hull, Bridlington, Withernsea, Beverley, Scarborough and Cottingham. While some Black boxers travelled across the Atlantic to fight in local arenas, others such as Charlie Cooper and Curtis Woodhouse were born in the region.
Read the story of Black Boxers in Hull and East Yorkshire here
Picture Blog #5: A visit to the William Wilberforce Monument, 1982
The fifth image in our picture blog series shows Theo Brown-Dawson and Victor Jones from Sierra Leone placing African coins at the William Wilberforce Monument in May 1982. View this image here.
You can also take a look at more images in our Picture Gallery here.
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