The Gittens family
On Monday we released a fascinating story about the Gittens family by our guest writer Audrey Dewjee. Claude Gittens was born in Barbados around 1877. He moved to Hull in the early twentieth century and married Babette Marie Burkhart. Claude and their oldest son appeared on the front of the Hull Daily Mail in 1936 after the vessel they were working on board sent an SOS signal while crossing the Atlantic.
Find out more about the Gittens family here.
Local Black history in personal archives
Our latest blog post, reveals the hidden treasures that people have come across in their personal archives or while looking through old photographs or books.
Event memorabilia, books, videos, photographs, magazines and newspapers are all vital to uncovering Black history in Hull and East Yorkshire. Please take a moment to look through your collections and get involved with our project.
If you have any information which you think may be of use to our project, please contact us here.
Read the full blog post here.
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