African American Soldiers
This week we have released two fantastic pieces on the African American soldiers stationed in East Yorkshire during World War II. Guest writer Ed Hardiman has demonstrated how racial segregation and the William Wilberforce legacy shaped the experiences of Black GIs in the region, while Audrey Dewjee has written a biographical piece on African American soldier, Denis J. Mouton.
Click here to read about the experiences of African American soldiers in Hull and East Yorkshire during WWII.
To read Denris J. Mouton’s story click here
Don’t forget we have already published a piece on African American soldier Wylie Young by Jane Bielby. Click here to read his story.
Picture Blog #6: West African As Missionary’s Best Man
The sixth image in our picture blog series is of Casely Manasseh Obuobisa, who was best man at the wedding of Dorothy Murphy and, missionary from the Gold Coast, Reverend Ernest Sawyer in 1936. View this image here. You can also take a look at more images in our Picture Gallery here.
On 16 July Mike Greenwood is taking part in the Hatfield Triathlon to raise money for our exhibition which opens at the Hull History Centre on 26 September 2017. If you are feeling generous and would like to make a donation, please click here.
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