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To mark Black History Month the College is featuring a series of profile stories…. Among those featured is Dr Ron Reid-Edwards who, in this thread, reflects on the month and how people might best honour its message #BlackHistoryMonthUK 1/10
Dr Ron Reid-Edwards: “This year in particular, the shaping of many of our public institutions such as the NHS by people traveling from the Caribbean to make new lives in the UK, often meeting tremendous hostility at the time, deserves recollecting.” #nhs #windrush 2/10
“The juxtaposition of this part of our history, the outpouring of gratitude towards those who work in & support the #NHS during the coronavirus pandemic..." 3/10
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We're looking 👀 at Black Minority Ethnic herstories🧑🏿👩🏽 over #Lockdown & researching BAME suffrage activists in #Scotland ✊🏿✊🏽✊🏾 for 'Celebrating Scotland's Suffragettes'! So here's info👇🏾on 💥Ms Jessie Margaret Soga💥(1870-1954) in this thread👇🏾#BlackHistoryMonth
We're still gathering research 📚 & we've not found a picture of her YET🤞🏽but so far we know
Jessie Margaret Soga was:
* a 'prime mover' &Joint Secretary of the Women's Freedom League (Hillhead/Glasgow Branch)

#BlackHistoryMonthUK #BlackHistoryMonth2020 #BlackLivesMatter
* a regular donor of money, items and time to both the Women's Freedom League and the WSPU (Women's Social & Political Union)
* a singer and singing teacher, who trained in Milan and won a Royal Academy award


#BlackLivesMatterUK #Suffrage #Suffragettes 1899 Glasgow Herald - Miss Soga offers singing lessons in Gl
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October is #blackhistorymonthuk and to celebrate I'll be writing a completely personal history of 20 of the most influential #BlackWritersAndComedyPerformers in my life. Okay let's get started...
To viewers of a certain age instantly recognisable. A loved – adored – kids’ TV presenter: they often are aren’t they, the perfect adult, kind and funny, shows you interesting things, never tells you off 1/3
#blackhistorymonthuk #BlackWritersAndComedyPerformers ImageImageImage
I was slightly too old for his early Play School/Play Away incarnations but remember him from numerous in soaps, movies like Up Pompeii and a ton of sitcoms. 2/3
#BlackWritersAndComedyPerformers #blackhistorymonthuk Image
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Day 1: Okay, I'm doing this. It's a #BlackHistoryMonth thread. It's sad that we know more about Black American history, than we do about Black British struggles and successes. This thread hopes to be part of the focus on our erased and uncelebrated history. Image
Day 2: History
Black British history didn’t start in the 20th century. Erasing Black ppl from period dramas because 'it's not historically accurate' is just ignorant. The first known Black Briton is the skeleton of a woman with sub-Saharan ancestry, who lived around 200 AD. Image
Day 3: Were all early Black Britons slaves? No. There is evidence of powerful & wealthy African Romans. York excavations found remains of 'Ivory Bangle Lady', a high-ranking Roman woman of North African ancestry, suggesting a multi-cultural Roman Britain #BHM #BlackHistoryMonth Image
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This Black History Month, we’re marking the breadth, talent and achievements of the Black community in relation to UK Parliament.

On our social media channels, we’ll be sharing stories from Black members about what Black History Month means to them. Image text: This Black History Month, we’re marking the br
We’re also launching a new educational resource for primary schools about stories of influential Black Britons who have impacted UK laws and equal rights.

We’re celebrating with events too, including an online discussion with the National Caribbean Heritage Museum.
This is a time to celebrate and recognise the ways in which Black voices have shaped Parliament, and we look forward to honouring them.

Find out more about #blackhistorymonthuk at UK Parliament…
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