Friday, October 29, 2010

UK Black History Month (Canada)

Canada has it's history linked to Britain.
Canadian black history should definitely
figure in the picture somewhere. Eh?

I'm including a short youtube video
on African-Canadian History

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The African Diaspora in Britain: A podcast

I really enjoy snooping around itunes for informative podcasts.
I found this episode which was published in October 2009.
It's about 30 minutes long and packed with information.

« Episode 32: Africa and the Indian OceanPodcast Featured on American Historical Association Blog »

Episode 33: The African Diaspora in Britain
Marika Sherwood (senior research fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London) on the history of the African diaspora in Britain. She discusses aspects of her 2007 book After Abolition: Britain and the Slave Trade Since 1807, the 1945 Pan Africanist Congress in Manchester, and Pan-African biographies. Sherwood concludes by noting the inadequate treatment of black history in the UK school curriculum.