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Cultural Capital: Black History
Guide to support events in the Library, College and the wider environment.
October welcomes Black History Month, an annual commemoration of the history, achievements and contributions of blackpeople in the UK.
Recommended Reading - UK BAME History
100 Great Black Britons by Patrick Vernon; Angelina OsborneWith a foreword by David Olusoga Patrick Vernon's landmark 100 Great Black Britons campaign of 2003 was one of the most successful movements to focus on the role of people of African and Caribbean descent in British history. Frustrated by the widespread and continuing exclusion of the black British community from the mainstream popular conception of 'Britishness', despite black people having lived in Britain for over a thousand years, Vernon set up a public poll in which anyone could vote for the black Briton they most admired. The response to this campaign was incredible. As a result, a number of black historical figures were included on the national school curriculum and had statues and memorials erected and blue plaques put up in their honour. Mary Seacole was adopted by the Royal College of Nursing and was given the same status as Florence Nightingale. Children and young people were finally being encouraged to feel pride in their history and a sense of belonging in Britain. Now, with this book, Vernon and Osborne have relaunched the campaign with an updated list of names and accompanying portraits - including new role models and previously little-known historical figures. Each entry explores in depth the individual's contribution to British history - a contribution that too often has been either overlooked or dismissed. In the wake of the 2018 Windrush scandal, and against the backdrop of Brexit, the rise of right-wing populism and the continuing inequality faced by black communities across the UK, the need for this campaign is greater than ever.
Issues Online is a great starting point for information on current social issues. Issues Online provides a wide range of information including: articles with news and views on each topic, key facts, key statistics, newspaper archives, research guides and glossaries plus suggestions for assignments or debate.
To access Issues Online, click on the Login button, under Your Home Institution Shibboleth login click on “go to the login area”. Type in Bradford College and click on “Login”, and then enter your College username and password.
Search SocINDEX with Full Text for journal articles on ethnicity, immigration and equality. SocINDEX with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database and contains the full text for more than 800 journals.
Subjects covered include sociology, criminology, ethnic and racial studies, gender, the family, politics, social theory, and social structure.
Please use your college username and password to access this database.
In June 1948 the Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks, Essex carrying hundreds of people from the Caribbean. 70 years on, Windrush Stories invites us to consider a longer, more complicated and ongoing relationship between Britain and the Caribbean.
This online database provides information about South Asians in Britain from 1870 to 1950, the organizations they were involved in, their British connections, and the major events in which they participated.
Exciting collection of fascinating family histories and migration stories documented by young people in Cardiff, Leicester, Sheffield, Manchester and London. You can hear incredible oral history interviews exploring journeys to Britain from parts of Europe, India, Africa, the Caribbean and beyond. These deeply personal stories will make you think about history in a completely new way.