Representing Black History
On Thursday 15 December 2016, Black Cultural Archives invited leading historians to a round table to discuss how to shift narratives in Black British history from the margins to the mainstream.
Following the BBC Two series ‘Black and British: A Forgotten History’, we will reflect on some of the significant moments presented, exploring the journey behind the documentary. Acting as springboard for a dialogue key historians discussed how we can build on the legacy of the BBC series and develop a platform that supports existing historical research into the Black presence in Britain, whilst inspiring future inquiries.
Is there room for different approaches to Black British history? And, how can we develop a thriving environment that highlights the range of perspectives that exist in this growing field of historical research?
With David Olusoga, historian and BBC presenter of ‘Black and British: A Forgotten History’, Paul Reid, Director of Black Cultural Archives, and historians S.I.Martin, Onyeka Nubia, Angelina Osbourne, Melissa Bennett and Elder Cecil Gutzmore. Moderated by Patrick Vernon.
All episode of ‘Black and British: A Forgotten History’ are available on BBC iPlayer.
Also, virtual exhibitions of the BBC series and more available via BCA’s Digital Archive Box.