Black History Month, October 2001
Black History Month celebrates Black cultures and achievements.
Right: Photograph of Sol Plaatje (1876-1932), South African Nationalist, on bicycle, probably taken in South Africa between 1917 and 1919 when Plaatje was travelling through the countryside investigating the effects of the Natives' Land Act of 1913. Photograph by permission of SOAS Library, and cannot be reproduced without permission.
The Hub includes descriptions for the papers of:
- Silas Modimi Molema (1891-1965), physician and historian in the Mafeking (Bophuthatswana), and Treasurer of the African National Congress 1949-1953.
- Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje (1876-1932), first Secretary-General of the South African Native National Congress and author of the first published novel written in English by a black South African.
- Dr Robert Benjamin Ageh Wellesley-Cole (1907-1995), first black person to be elected Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
- Isaiah Shembe (died 1935), founder of the Nazarite Church.
- Joseph Ephraim Casely Hayford (1866-1930), Gold Coast lawyer and politician.
- Africa95 Archive - Archives, 1979-1996, including material from the festival administrators, producers and participants.
- Birmingham Black Oral History Project: collected the spoken history of Birmingham's Black population.
- Diversity Art Forum: formerly African and Asian Visual Artists Archive, Bristol-based organisation founded in the 1970s.
- Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Archive [The University of Manchester]
- Birmingham Black History Project material collected by the project (including audio and video) now accessible on the Web
- Moving Here 200 years of migration to England (supported by The National Archives, site now archived)
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