British Empire

E Encyclopaedia Africana October 7, 2022 The Reign of Elizabeth II

A summary of the reign of Elizabeth II and events that took place during her reign

Listening Tree Narrative (LT) February 27, 2022 James Baldwin – How to Cool it, Esquire interview (1968)

In Esquire’s July 1968 issue, published just after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., the magazine talked to James Baldwin about the state of race relations in the country. We’ve republished the interview in full—and his words are incredibly relevant today.

Read the landmark 1968 Q&A on race in America.

Image: U.S. Information Agency. Press and Publications Service. (ca. 1953 – ca. 1978), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Listening Tree Video (LT) February 27, 2022 13th – documentary by Ava DuVernay

Made available by Netflix (not known how long) this is a don’t miss documentary

Image: Stephanie Moreno/Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications for Peabody Awards/University of Georgia, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Listening Tree Video (LT) February 27, 2022 The Black Cop: a villain, a victim and a hero​ – Bafta 2022 nominated documentary

An account of a Black man who decided to join the Metropolitan Police Force and what happened to him while he was part of that particular organisation

General (LT) Listening Tree February 5, 2022 It Ain’t Half Racist, Mum (1979)

The programme was made in association with the Campaign Against Racism in the Media, which exposes the subtle and explicit racism against black and Asians not only in the popular ‘ comedy’ shows of the time but also of the ‘serious’ current affairs programmes produced by television. Featuring Professor Stuart Hall.

Listening Tree Video (LT) January 28, 2022 Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o: “Europe and the West must also be decolonised” (2019)

Writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o has always questioned the literary tradition written in colonial languages, analysing the dynamics and the functioning off colonised societies and their relationship with the colonisers. Thiong’o defends the mother tongue as a weapon against linguistic imperialism, and recommends decolonising minds and the imagination, in Africa and Europe alike. We talk with him on the occasion of the publication in Catalan of his book “La revolució vertical” (Raig Verd, 2019).

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Law (RH) Resources Hub June 17, 2021 Justice minister Lord Wolfson QC derides barristers’ chambers for changing its name over slave trade links

The firm was named after the Earl of Hardwicke, a 18th century Lord Chancellor whose legal opinion was used by slave owners to provide legal advice to justify slavery.

Video (LT) March 12, 2021 Life Aboard a Slave Ship | History Channel

From approximately 1525 to 1866, an unknown number of captive Africans were forcibly transported across the Middle Passage to serve as slaves in the New World. Life aboard slave ships was agonizing and dangerous; it is thought that 2 million slaves perished on their journey across the Atlantic.

Encyclopaedia Africana J March 11, 2021 JOHN HAWKINS, ENSLAVER

John Hawkins effectively set the pattern that became known as the English slave trade triangle.

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