Features editor Catherine Stone overviews the history of Black History Month and the event’s significance in the cultural and educational calendar, outlining key projects and books, and considering its impact and criticisms.
Black British Heroes: Mary Seacole
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 […]
Black British Heroes: Claudia Jones
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 […]