Category Storytime

Lewis H Latimer

Whenever we think of who invented the lightbulb a quick Google search will tell you it was Thomas Edison. Although that’s been questioned and there are claims it was an Englishman called Joseph Swan. An important element of the light…

Samuel Sharpe

‘I’d rather die on yonder gallows than be a slave.’ Samuel Sharpe is a National Jamaican Hero, as he was behind the Jamaican Christmas Rebellion of 1832. He was a self educated man. A Baptist deacon who taught himself to…

Fanny Eaton

Fanny Eaton – 23 June 1835 – 4 March 1924 When we think of Black British models, we think of British-Jamaican stars such as Naomi Campbell, Jourdan Dunn and Leomie Anderson. However if we go back to the nineteenth century,…

Queen Akua

Storytime Queen Akua or also known as Cubah Cornwallis was an enslaved woman of Ghanian descent. Queen Akua was originally from The Ashanti Empire and was bought by Captain William Cornwallis and taken to Jamaica. He changed her role to…

Chief Takyi

To have the idea to stand up to your oppressors is one thing, but to follow through with your conviction is entirely another. This Storytime takes us to Ghana. Chief Takyi was a Fanti King from the Gold Coast and…

The Bristol Bus Boycott of 1963

Click below, if you prefer listening to the audio A ripple in history that was so powerful it caused the people of England to listen. A ripple so strong yet it wasn’t included within our school’s curriculum? I have a…

The origins of Notting Hill Carnival

NHC Who declared that 2020 was going to be your year?! Who was going to have an all-out summer and have the Notting Hill Carnival to mark the end of an epic summer?! One global pandemic later, saw the end…

Breffu

Enslaved Africans were not able to voice out their opinions or be heard. This led to a lot of uprisings and rebellions; especially at the peak of the slave trade. One of the most captivating stories about a slave revolt…

Storytime: Lilian Bader

Lilian Bader 18 February 1918 – 13 March 2015 Lilian Bailey was one of the first black women to join the British armed forces. Originally born in Liverpool, her father was Barbadian who served in the Royal Navy and her…

Storytime: Mary Seacole

Mary Seacole – 23 November 1805 – 14 May 1881 We wanted to showcase pioneers in Black British History. Starting with Mary Seacole who was a British-Jamaican Nurse who broke rules and prejudices to heal the wounded around the world.…