The Battle of Lewisham

By Dr Daniel Jones, Searchlight Archivist The front cover of Lewisham: What Are You Taking Pictures For?, which explores the photo journalism around Lewisham and the editorial choices of major newspapers to focus on police injuries rather than the context of the National Front march. A recent donation to the Searchlight Archive was a fascinating... Continue Reading →

In Praise of the Black Cultural Archives

The Black Cultural Archives and Transport for London have developed a Black History Tube Map, reimagining tube station names as notable figures from black history. It’s a fascinating and inventive resource. As a former Londerner, I can see that I used to live near Bernie Grant Centre, named after the Tottenham Labour MP and anti-racism campaigner,... Continue Reading →

Black Lives Matter: Reading List

  Recognising that we are committed to more deeply embedding Black history into our teaching, the History team have put together a suggested reading list for the summer - for our students and for ourselves! To make this list as accessible as possible, we have selected texts that are either available as e-texts through the... Continue Reading →

The worldwide reaction to the murder of George Floyd has shocked me, the murder of George Floyd has not. Another of our students speaks out

Last week we showcased a series of blog posts written by History (and Joint Honours History) students at the University of Northampton. Today we have another, from Amelia, who has just competed her first year at Northampton studying History and Media Production. Again, this is a very personal reflection and it contains language which might cause offence out of context. ... Continue Reading →

‘I still do not understand why so many people are so intolerant and angry about the destruction of shops but not by the murder of people’. Black Lives Matter – a series of posts from History at Northampton

This week we sharing a series of personal  blog posts from staff and students reacting to the killing of George Floyd and the protests here and around the world. Today's is from Charlotte, who has just completed her second year of study for a degree in History at the University of Northampton.  Here are some of... Continue Reading →

Black Lives Matter: The Role of Museums

The next in our continuing series of blogs inspired by the BLM movement from students and staff is from Catriona, who has just completed her second year of study with us.  As another middle aged, middle class white person, I also wondered what contribution I could make to the quest for change, the need for... Continue Reading →

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