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Telling Other Histories


Author: Dr Cheryl Butler

Early Black History in Southampton c1500 – 1900

This book tells the stories and experiences of black people in Southampton from the late middle ages up until WW1, ranging from Tudor carpenters to Great War Flying Aces, Servants to Regency acting stars, from Slaves to Kings & princes, showing how black people have contributed to the history and development of Southampton. The book was produced on behalf of the United Voices of Africa Association led by Dr Abdoulie Sanneh, it includes contemporary poetry about young people’s experiences growing up in Southampton, a migration timeline, and a hidden history trail so that readers can visit locations linked to some of the stories in the book.

113 pages. Softback, A4. First published 2021

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