The Wyng family: Venus Ivy Wyng
Last month we were contacted by Stuart Bell, who revealed his father, Barrie was the son of Venus Ivy Wyng and therefore he was her grandson. Barrie gave us further information about the Wyng family and travelled to the opening of our East Riding Treasure House exhibition to share his collection of beautiful photographs with us. As a result, we have been able to produce an additional story on the Wyngs which has a greater focus on Venus Ivy’s branch of the family.
Read our story about Venus Ivy Wyng and her family.
“My Name is Not Uncle Tom!” - Josiah Henson in Britain 1876-1877
Yesterday we released a fantastic blog post about Josiah Henson by guest writer Dr Hannah-Rose Murray. Sadly, although there is no evidence to suggest that Henson travelled to East Yorkshire during his time in Britain, a picture of him in the Wilberforce Museum Collection and his important place in Black history has meant he is a source of interest to our project.
Read Hannah’s post about Josiah Henson.
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.
To read about Uncle Tom’s Cabin click here
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.
To read about Wiseman Derrick Khuzwayo click here
To explore Hull University’s other notable Black alumni members, click here
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