Historical Archives

World War 1 and the African-American experience

Though often overshadowed by World War II, the African-American experience in World War I was a transformative moment in black history, says Chad Williams, chair of the Department of African and African American Studies at Brandeis University. “Torchbearers of Democracy: African-American Soldiers in the World War I Era,” Williams says the African-American experience in the Great War sowed the …

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ULC legacy search

Colonial slavery shaped modern Britain and we all still live with its legacies. The slave-owners were one very important means by which the fruits of slavery were transmitted to metropolitan Britain. We believe that research and analysis of this group are key to understanding the extent and the limits of slavery’s role in shaping British …

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Black Miners Museum Project

Black Miners Museum Project, led by Nottingham News Centre CIC, aims to grow lasting partnerships with existing mining museums across the UK, by enriching and enhancing current visitor displays through the integration of recently unearthed narratives, memories and creative representations of former coal miners of black/ African-Caribbean heritage within UK mining history. Through the inclusion …

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virtual library!

Welcome to our Virtual Library! Feel free to browse around and choose any book to read, all you have to do is click on the book cover to get the link. Instructions: Please press on choice of book for link to book review. Click here to Download PDF

jim crow museum

Tour the Jim Crow museum with founder and curator, Dr. David Pilgrim. Dr. Pilgrim discusses some of the major themes of the Jim Crow Museum. Jim Crow was not just a character or a set of “laws”, it was a system that built upon itself to create and sustain a society with a racial hierarchy. …

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