African Stories in Hull & East Yorkshire Project Updates
In Dahomey at the Theatre Royal, Hull
On Monday, we released a fantastic piece about the theatre production In Dahomey by our guest writer Eleanor Rylatt. The show was the first full-length musical written and played by an entirely Black cast and was a sensation on Broadway. In Dahomey toured Britain in the early twentieth century, performing in Hull for six nights from 1 February 1904.
Read the interesting story of In Dahomey here.
A West African Chief in Hull
On 25 September 1929, the Hull Daily Mail published an article that commented on the marriage of West African chief Ben Simmons and his local bride Margaret Wyng.
Find out how the couple met and why they chose to settle in Hull by reading the latest blog post here.
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