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Sean Creighton


Affiliation: Independent Historian

Location: London


Research Description: British Black History across the board. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. John Archer. London Boroughs Croydon, Lambeth, Merton, Wandsworth. North East. Slavery and Abolition. Slavery-ownership and compensation. Anti-racism. Paul Robeson in UK. Canada.

Research Keywords:

Countries and Regions of Interest: Britain, London, North East England, Canada, United States, West Africa, Caribbean.


‘Paul Robeson’s UK Journey’ in Cross the Water Blues. African American Music in Europe, edited by Neil Wynn (University of Mississippi Press. 2007).

‘Black People in the North East’, North East History Vol 39 (2008).

‘John Archer and the Politics of Labour in Battersea 1906-1932’, Immigrants & Minorities Vol. 28. Issues 2/3 (July/November 2010).

‘”Slavery is Sustained by the Purchase of its Productions”: The Slave; His Wrongs and Their Remedy Newspaper, 1851-1856’, in Ulrich Pallua, Adrian Knapp, Andreas Exenberger, (Re)figuring Human Enslavement: Images of Power, Violence and Resistance (University of Innsbruck Press, 2009).

‘John Archer. A Life in Politics’, in Jak Beula, John Archer. London’s First Black Mayor. Examining a 20th Century Icon as a 21st Century Role-Model (Nubian Jak Media Publishing, 2011).

Politics & Culture: Paul Robeson in the UK (History & Social Action Publications, 2013).

John Archer: Battersea Black and Labour Activist 1863-1932 (History & Social Action Publications, 2014).


Blog: History & Social Action

Shaun Wallace


Affiliation: Thought Pyramid Arts Centre, Abuja, Nigeria; Narrativiti Community Interest Company, London, England.

Location: Abuja, Nigeria and London, England.


Research Description:

An experienced Cultural Manager and Educator, with in-depth knowledge of Contemporary African and African Diaspora Visual Arts and with extensive contacts in that field. An excellent communicator, skilled at facilitating the exchange of ideas.

Currently works as Adjunct Head of Education at The Thought Pyramid Arts Centre, Abuja. Nigeria. Shaun set up Narrativiti Community Interest Company {CIC} in 2005, in the UK. It is an educational outreach service advocating, memorialising, and educating diverse communities about African Diaspora cultural expression. The over-arching aim of Narrativiti CIC is to:

  1. Advance public education by promoting the work of Diaspora artists, in the Narrativiti multi-arts showcase –‘Orature’.
  2. Promote well-being in Diaspora communities, through the provision of services and products that integrate art, health and technology.

Provide a range of commercial activities, products and services that will support the creative arts and sustain us as a creative industryn

Research Keywords: African Diaspora Art and Culture; Art Education; Curating; Contemporary African art consulting.

Countries and Regions of Interest: The World.


Dr Margaret Andrews


Affiliation: Chair, Friends of the Huntley Archives at the London Metropolitan Archives

Location: London


Research Description: British 20th Century Colonial and Post Colonial.

Research Keywords: Caribbean; Huntley Archives; Jessica Huntley; Eric Huntley.

Countries and Regions of Interest: English-speaking Caribbean; Sub-Saharan Africa.


Doing Nothing is Not an Option: The Radical Lives of Jessica and Eric Huntley (London: Krik Krak, 2014).