Monday, 18 January 2016

Black Cultural Archives news

"Black History is everyone's history" (David Olusoga)

I am very excited to hear that Black Cultural Archives are currently working with BBC2 on a new commissioned series on the topic of black history in Britain.  

Historian David Olusoga previously presented the fascinating and poignant two-part series, "The World's War: Forgotten Soldiers of Empire" , shown on BBC2 in 2014.
(Image from theartsdesk.com) 

The new series on black history will also be presented by David Olusoga who has also written it. He describes the four-part series as a project which is: "aim[ing] to overturn the image of black history as a marginal side-bar to mainstream history with new, dramatic and at times shocking chapters from our collective past." 

Director of Black Cultural Archives Paul Reid, said: "This exciting series will uncover the less-known historical narratives, providing an insight into the Black presence in Britain and documenting the richness of British history."


(image from www.brixtonblog.com)

This series will be essential viewing for everyone studying or researching history in Britain.

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