Tag BlackHistory

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…

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…

Destined to Witness

Destined to Witness. Growing up Black in Nazi Germany Hans J. Massaquoi “None of them seemed to notice me – the living antithesis to their obsession with racial purity – as I peered into the meeting hall. Or so I…

The Apprenticeship Laws 1832

When is a slave not a slave?.. When they are considered an apprentice! Around the 1830s, Great Britain had finally heard the campaigners and sided with the abolitionists. The government passed the bill to abolish slavery. SUCCESS!  Some Brits understood…

Black Caesar

September 19th is officially ‘Talk like a Pirate Day’. Who comes up with this for real haha! I’m not going to talk like a pirate, however I will tell you about Black Caesar. The notorious pirate who terrorised the seven…

Slavery and The Royal Navy

“You are to use every means in your power to prevent a continuance of the traffic in slaves.” Commodore Sir George Ralph Collier Slavery was one of Britain’s biggest earners, and there were many opposers in the country who did…

Pele

“His great secret was improvisation. He had an extraordinary perception of the game” Carlos Alberto Torres QUESTION: Who is the greatest ever footballer? Everyone has their own opinion, unfortunately I never made the list. I would’ve made it if it…