A historical perspective of crime in the first half of the twentieth century
Between 1900 and 1950, over 120 people of African descent appeared in court as the perpetrator, victim or witness of a crime committed in Hull or East Yorkshire. The focus of this piece is to highlight the lives of Black men and women through their interactions with the criminal justice system. It aims to show that by analysing the context in which crimes were committed, we can gain a better understanding of the wider social and economic climate which was endured by people of African descent living in this region during the first half of the twentieth century.
Read our piece, Race and Crime in Hull in the First Half of the Twentieth Century, here.
We have also released several case studies of men of African descent who were the perpetrators or victims of crimes committed in Hull and East Yorkshire in the early twentieth century.
Read about the lives of the following men:
A Happy New Year
Our first blog post of 2018 gives information about the changes to our schedule and our exhibition which will be taking place at East Riding Treasure House, Beverley from Saturday 5 May to Saturday 30 June.
Read our blog here.
Download the Treasure House brochure to learn more about our exhibition.
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