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The fourth ‘What’s Happening in Black British History?‘ workshop (WHBBH4) took place on Watershed, 1 Canons Road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX   Thursday, 7 April 2016 in partnership with the University of the West of England.


Session One Engaging with the Archives

The John Blanke Project
Michael Ohajuru, (ICwS)

The plays and shows of Nigerian actor Orlando Martins 1895-1899: illuminating the world he lived in
Ros Martin (Playwright, Artist and Producer)

Healing Through Archives
Heather Agyepong & Abira Hussein (The Missing Chapter Collective)

Session Two Women in Black British History

Work in Progress
Valda Jackson (Artist and Writer)

Remembering Sarah Parker Redmond: abolitionist and anti-racist campaigner
Nicola Raimes (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Black Women and Black Power in Britain
Yula Burin (Activist and Writer)

Session Three Local Black British Histories

Black history as strategy for positive identity and youth empowerment in the black community in Bristol
Nayah Yetunde and Hannah John (UWE) (tbc)

African American GIs in Devon and Dorset
Louisa Adjoa Parker (Writer) & Crystal Carter (Independent Researcher)

Hidden Presence: Comparative study of visualising the presence of Black people living in Georgian era Britain- an analysis of two participatory creative history projects.
Dr. Shawn Sobers (UWE)

Final Thoughts and Conclusions
Chair Dr. Madge Dresser

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