Black History Month 2020: A New Reflection Online Editor Ria Kalsi discusses the changing importance of Black History Month. We are nearly halfway through Black History Month 2020. This year, the importance of the month has taken on new, deserved levels of appreciation. However, the distinction of what this month means, both independently and in […]
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After England’s most recent international was marred by yet more racist chanting, Print Screen Editor Jonathan Chern reflects on the cause and the complacent combat of football, sport and society’s entrenched issue.
For this series, Emily Im reflects on the historical significance and legacy of Mary Seacole. Mary Seacole 1805-1881 A reputable nurse and businesswoman, Seacole was skilled in treating people with cholera and yellow fever and used her medical knowledge to help countless soldiers during the Crimean War. Born in Jamaica—which was part of the British […]
Deputy Editor Neha Shaji discusses The Nine Muses, screened as part of Exeter University’s Black History Month series.
Emily Im reflects on the life and legacy of activist Claudia Jones – the ‘mother’ of Notting Hill Carnival Claudia Jones 1915-1964 Born in Trinidad, Jones was a journalist, political activist and intersectional feminist who established the Notting Hill Carnival and spent most of her life fighting against racial discrimination. At eight years old, she […]
For this series, Joe Newell reflects on The Bristol Bus Boycotts and examines the techniques adopted in this anti-racist campaign. In 1961, the Bristol Evening Post exposed the racially discriminant employment policy of the city’s Omnibus Company. Although it did not reach beyond local borders, one aspiring young activist saw an opportunity to harness the […]
To mark Black History Month, the university will be putting on a series of events across October on topics such as black history in the UK and intersectionality’s links to disability, mental health, LGBTQ+, and gender. Black History Month is a celebration on a nationwide scale to strive for change and further inclusion. Launching off […]
FOR most of us it would be an awkward task: attempting to find the exact moment in our lives when we absorbed the data that comprises the broad spectrum of general knowledge. Christmas, tig-and-tag, the Olympics – our knowledge of these things arises from osmosis and are generally picked up through our childhood. Alas, knowledge […]