Black History Matters

Black History Matters

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Part of the Radical Black Women series online launch event by Lawrence Wishart and Black Cultural Archives.

About this event

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.⠀

*Lawrence Wishart has subsidised this launch in order to keep tickets free of charge. They have partnered with one organisation for each event that specialises in the important and often underfunded work of unearthing (hi)stories of Black peoples in Britain. Read about them and please do support them if you can.

Black Cultural Archives

BCA is the home of Black British History. We are an ‘archive museum’ that illustrates a more comprehensive picture of Black presence in Britain.

We use our mission to collect, preserve and celebrate the histories of people of African and Caribbean descent in the UK and to inspire and give strength to individuals, communities, and society.

You can support BCA by donating to our Justgiving page:

If you are in the UK you can also donate £5 by texting BACKBCA to 70970.

Text donations will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme (Charity No: 1149800), operating as DONATE. Texts will be charged at your standard network rate. For Terms & Conditions, see

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7 October 2021 from 19:30


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