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POLITICS Diane Abbott mp

POLITICS  Bill Morris -  First Black leader of a British Trade union

POLITICS Paul Boateng  First Black Cabinet Minister

POLITICS Bernie Grant - Britain's First Black MP

POLITICS Vaughan Gething - First Black President of the National Union of Students Wales.

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 BLACK HISTORY FIRSTS

Dr. Martin Luther King Speech  (I Have A Dream)      

There are brilliant moments in human history and magical moments in our lives, when our perception of the world is crystal clear and "time" itself seems to stand still!

On the 11th February 1990, Nelson Mandela was release from Robben Island Prison after 27 years

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH INTRODUCTIONS

Bayard Rustin - Gay man in the Civil Rights Movement.   

   

This is the story of a man that was part of the civil rights movement and was also gay

HISTORY OF SLAVERY

SLAVERY Scotland and Slavery

SLAVERYThe Atlantic Slave Trade

SLAVERY Life on board slave ships

SLAVERY London, slavery and abolition

SLAVERY  Ottobah Cugoano the first African to demand total abolition of slavery

 

 

The Welsh abolitionists

At the end of the 18th century many people in Wales, and across Britain, became revolted by slavery's cruelty and began campaigning for its abolition

Liverpool and the slave trade

Liverpool was a major slaving port and its ships and merchants dominated the transatlantic slave trade in the second half of the 18th century.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH FEATURES

FEATURES  The Self Help Movement

FEATURES A day in the life of Helen Grant MP

FEATURES Dr John Anthony Roberts - The First person of African ancestry to be made a QC

FEATURES  Wangari Maathai - first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize

In 1968 the late Bunny Neill, magician, escapologist, and stage hypnotist became the first African Caribbean performer in the UK to receive the Membership Inner Magic Circle Gold Star, one of the highest awards given by the world’s premier magical society.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH  HEROES