Tag Archives: british history

This weekend Anti Racist Cumbria walk Hadrian’s Wall to celebrate hidden histories 

PRESS RELEASE: 28 JUNE 2022 A walking challenge hosted by Anti Racist Cumbria whose mission is to make Cumbria the first anti-racist county in the UK is taking place this weekend. Eight members and supporters of Anti Racist Cumbria will be walking the full length of Hadrian’s Wall from Bowness-on-Solway to Wallsend over three days, […]

Protesters march against racism in the police and in support of The Mangrove. Protesters carry flags and placards.

The Mangrove Nine

Author: Sarah Saunders When we think of the civil rights movement we tend to think of the US, hardly surprising when you consider we are predominately taught American examples of the Black struggle.  Most people have heard of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Martin Luther King and the Alabama Church bombing but many […]

The slave trade was hundreds of years ago, why does it matter to Britain today?

If you went to a British school, chances are you learned about the Industrial Revolution; the Spinning Jenny, James Watt and the industrialisation of our towns and cities like Manchester becoming Cottonopolis. You almost definitely won’t have learnt that James Watt once sold slaves as a trafficker. You may just recall being told that the […]