Prize fighters of African descent have been present in Hull and East Yorkshire from the early twentieth century. They appeared at local fairs, sporting venues and entertainment events in Hull, Bridlington, Withernsea, Beverley, Scarborough and Cottingham. While some Black boxers travelled across the Atlantic to fight in local arenas, others such as Charlie Cooper and Curtis Woodhouse were born in the region.
Read the story of Black Boxers in Hull and East Yorkshire here
Picture Blog #5: A visit to the William Wilberforce Monument, 1982
The fifth image in our picture blog series shows Theo Brown-Dawson and Victor Jones from Sierra Leone placing African coins at the William Wilberforce Monument in May 1982. View this image here.
You can also take a look at more images in our Picture Gallery here.
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