African Stories in Hull & East Yorkshire Project Updates
New Olaudah Equiano Blog Post
The aim of our project is to chart African presence in Hull and East Yorkshire. Therefore, it is exceptionally important for us to provide stories based on facts and solid evidence. If we cannot unequivocally prove that a person visited, worked or lived in the region, then we simply cannot include them in our catalogue of stories. In our latest blog post we have questioned whether Olaudah Equiano visited Hull. While historians have advised that the celebrated Black abolitionist travelled to the birthplace of Wilberforce in November 1792 to promote his autobiography, it has been difficult to find evidence detailing his presence in the region. Read this blog to find out why we have chosen not to include his story until we can prove he came to Hull or East Yorkshire.
New Picture Blog #2: Africans Dancing in Queen's Gardens, Hull.
Yesterday we released the second photograph in our new Picture Blog. The fantastic image shows a group of Africans dancing in Queens Gardens Hull in 1983. Take a look now!
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