118: The BPM and Intergenerational Activism ft. Hannah Francis
This week's episode is all about the Black Parents Movement (BPM) and intergenerational activism featuring Hannah Francis. We discuss her chapter in Many Struggles: New Histories of African and Caribbean People In Britain edited by Professor Hakim Adi (https://www.plutobooks.com/9780745347653/many-struggles/) the campaign to save the MRes at Chichester (https://www.historymatters.online/save-mres-campaign) the Young Historians Project (https://www.younghistoriansproject.org/) and The History Matters Journal (https://www.historymatters.online/journal) TW: Conversations about suicide. Our socials: https://linktr.ee/thehistoryhotline Hannah's socials: https://www.instagram.com/silly_ebadu/
115: 'Carnival Queen' at the first London Carnival, 1959.
This week we'll be thinking about the first iteration of Caribbean carnival on British soil, in January 1959. Spearheaded by Claudia Jones and supported through the work of the publication she founded: The West Indian Gazette. We'll explore the carnival and the Carnival Queen beauty contest it boasted and what that meant for the politics of beauty and how Black women's beauty was broadcasted on the BBC for the first time. This episode contains conversations about colourism and racism.An update on Professor Hakim Adi's position at Chichester University and the current position of the campaign to save the MRes African History and History of the African Diaspora. Read the History Matters Statement here: https://www.historymatters.online/save-mres-campaign Books mentioned: Rochelle Rowe, Imagining Caribbean Womanhood & Kennetta Hammond Perry, London is the Place for Me. Our socials: https://linktr.ee/thehistoryhotline
114: University of Chichester Suspends Black History Masters Course
You might be just as shocked as we are to find out that The University of Chichester have stopped enrolment onto The History of Africa and the African Diaspora MRes (Masters of Research) and Professor Hakim Adi who worked tirelessly to build the course has been told his post is at risk of termination. This is disgusting behaviour by the University of Chichester and action is urgent to re-open enrolment and safeguard this course and Professor Adi’s post. In this episode we speak to Professor Adi and hear from present and former students (Hannah Francis, Aleja Taddesse, Danny Thompson & Rey Bowen) of the course about their experiences of it and why it is so important.Please sign this petition: https://chng.it/Kyk4Gc8Hf8 support the call for action and please share this story widely! We cannot lose courses like this, they are simply too important. Read more in The Voice: https://www.voice-online.co.uk/news/uk-news/2023/07/17/prof-hits-back-at-uni-moves-to-axe-him/Read more in Sputnik: https://en.sputniknews.africa/20230718/uk-professor-and-students-challenge-universitys-closure-of-african-history-course-1060612685.htmlParliament Motion: https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/61253