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.
Click here to read about Professor Sir Roy Marshall
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!
Click here to read our End of Year Roundup
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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