Suicide: People of African descent and the act of suicide in Hull
Monday's new story analyses people with African heritage who attempted or committed suicide in Hull in the twentieth century. It focuses on the forgotten histories of three men: Emmanuel Anderson; Edward Cocoa and James Bailey while analysing community and court responses to self-murder before the passing of the Suicide Act in 1961.
Read our story on suicide in Hull.
James Clinton Jordan
Our second story this week focused on African American James Clinton Jordan. In the 1950s, Holme-on-Spalding Moor was used as a base for the United States Air Force and some serving men travelled to Hull to enjoy the city when they had free time. On 4 May 1956, Jordan stabbed Walter Beaumont in the Blue Bird Café, and the events that followed changed the course of legal history.
Read the story of James Clinton Jordan.
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