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Nannie Helen Boroughs

Nannie Helen Boroughs was born around the 1880s in Orange, Virginia. Her parents were formerly enslaved and her father sadly died whilst she was young. This led to her and her mother relocating to Washington D.C. Nannie was a bright…

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Pimlico Academy

Earlier this year we covered the protests from the alumni and students of Nonsuch High School. It seems that the fuse that was lit in 2020, has continued to spark change in different educational areas, this time with Pimlico Academy.…

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Master Juba

Let me introduce you to William Henry Lane, the inventor of tap dancing. William Henry Lane was born circa 1825, in Rhode Island America. He was taught to dance by Uncle Jim Lowe – a prominent jig and reel dancer.…

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Stephen Lawrence Day

28 years ago today, Stephen Lawrence’s life was tragically cut short. The former Prime Minister Theresa May declared on this day in 2019 would now be known as Stephen Lawrence Day. Stephen was a Black teenager who lived with his…

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Black Unemployment

40 years ago was the anniversary of the Brixton Riots or the Brixton Uprising. The riot was a tipping point of the frustration that young Black people were feeling. Unemployment in Brixton was at 13% whilst 50% of young Black…

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Growing up with racism.

Ahead of writing the book, we carried out focus groups and asked them when they first experienced racism, and what were some of their experiences? People who do not experience racism felt that racism disappeared after the 90s. So much…

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At Work

Do you remember the Italian FA’s campaign to combat racism? They launched this after a number of the black players in the league spoke out about the increasing number of racist taunts suffered when playing. I strongly believe that when…

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