Black History Matters

Thursday 7 October 2021

The Black Women Radical series was born out of a desire to redress, even if in a small way, the dearth of writing on Black British history in general, and Black women’s history in particular.


This panel seeks to explore why there is such a paucity of resources on Black history, and looks at some of the projects that the panellists have been involved in to uplift Black history in Britain.

7th October 19:30 – 21:00


Marika Sherwood – has published many articles on the history of Black people in Britain. A founder member of the Black and Asian Studies Association, she remained editor of its newsletter until it ceased publication in 2012. Her latest book is Kwame Nkrumah: the Years Abroad 1935-1947 (1996).⠀

Claudia Tomlinson – was born in London, but brought up in Guyana and later in London. She has written for various publications including the Huffington Post UK, and the Independent Voices, History Matters Journal, and the Stabroek News. She is currently completing a Ph.D. at the University of Chichester entitled: ‘Jessica Huntley, A Political History of Radical Black Activism in British Guiana and Britain (1927 – 2013)’.⠀

Deanna Lyncook (@thehistoryhotline) – is currently the oral history and project officer at Wesley’s Chapel, for an exhibition celebrating Black and Asian leaders within the Methodist Church. She completed a master’s at the University of Birmingham focusing on the histories of Caribbean women in Britain and an undergraduate degree in History and English Literature at Queen Mary University. Deanna also has a weekly podcast called ‘The History Hotline’ where she discusses Black British history.⠀

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