African Stories in Hull & East Yorkshire Project Updates
The Ali Family
In the early 1940s Hussein Mohamed, also known as Abraham Ali, a sailor from British Somaliland and his partner Rose Ada Grisley settled in Hull. Shortly after they married, Rose moved to London leaving four of her six children with their father. Due to Ali’s profession and the time he spent at sea, Abraham, Hassan, Maizna and Adam were placed in Hesslewood children’s home. When they were released from the care system Hassan and Adam became sailors working out of the port of Hull. Sadly, Adam died on board the Kingston Peridot which was part of the ‘Triple Trawler Tragedy’ in 1968.
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The Russian Outrage
The tenth image in our picture blog series shows a man of African descent standing in a crowd at St Andrews dock in the aftermath of the Russian Outrage in 1904.
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