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Black History Month

20th October 2020

A Collection of Personal Stories.

Dear Bessie,   I was miserable.    I had come home in a fog of depression as my 14-year-old self had just been patted on the head, like a dog, by the other girl...
13th October 2020

Pre-colonial history of Ghana

Today’s article looks at Ghana’s pre-colonial history. This information has been sourced from: https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/history/pre-colonial.php...
10th October 2020

The Importance of Representation and Positive Role Models

The Importance of Representation and Positive Role Models I was born and raised for the first 10 years of my life in Battersea, South London in the early ‘80s – a Batters...
9th October 2020

Thurgood Marshall 1908 - 1993

Thurgood Marshall 1908 – 1993 After being denied entrance to the University of Maryland Law School because of his race, he defied the odds by becoming the first Afr...
9th October 2020

Madam C J Walker 1867 - 1919

Madam C J Walker 1867 – 1919 Madam C.J. Walker (born Sarah Breedlove; was an American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and political and social activist. She is record...
8th October 2020

Black and British: A Forgotten History

We would highly recommend watching “Black and British: A Forgotten History”, a four-part documentary series written and presented by David Olusoga which is available to w...
7th October 2020

A Collection of Personal Stories Celebrating Black History and Culture

More Than Just a Month During the course of my lifetime, I have experienced first-hand the drawbacks and benefits of being a black [Nigerian] person living in the U.K. I...
6th October 2020

Lewis Howard Latimer 1848 – 1928

Lewis Howard Latimer 1848 – 1928 Lewis Howard Latimer was an American patent draftsman for the patents of the incandescent light bulb, among other inventions Famous quote...
4th October 2020

Word Search - It's all about Black History Month

Can you find all the words? We wanted to get you involved as we celebrate Black History Month here at the Forum at Greenwich, so we have created a fun word-search for you...
3rd October 2020

Fredrick Douglass 1818 - 1895

Fredrick Douglass 1818 – 1895 Frederick Douglass was an American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryla...