Welcome to BHC Season 10 September - December 2023
From November BHC sessions will be at 2pm in UK and 9am in Jamaica or ?? where ever you are!
We are inviting you to the next scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Black History Conversations - Season 10
Time: Dec 8, 2023 02:00 PM London 9:00 Jamaica
Click below to join the Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 825 2786 3537 Passcode: 827712
You will be directed straight into the session - no registration needed.
To watch session recording CLICK HERE
Last week we had Kate Phillips join us - here is the link to her amazing presentation - cant wait to read the book! To watch click below:
As Laura wasn't able to join us - we were able to have a good conversation
- link to recording will be here soon
We didn't record the Session #120 - as it was an admin meeting working on the new website 'Unlocking Black History'
Recording link is here
Recording 20 10 23 CLICK HERE
Recording 13 10 23 - CLICK HERE
Update - Sept 23
Since the launch of Black History Conversations in October 2020 - in Covid lockdown times, and as Black Lives Matter protests were seen around the world, we have mananged to clock up well over 100 sessions. We have been joined by BLM movers and shakers around the world; academics sharing their latest research; authors sharing their latest work and we have also kept up with a number of community research projects.
All these sessions have been recorded by Simon Ferrigno, who has also managed several interesting Black History projects with Belong Nottingham - check out: - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmxWaGBmXcY_CV_9G6ie7wA
and links can be also found on this site - somewhere!
(we are still at work on preparing BHC resource website - 'Unlocking Black History').
BHC Season 10 will continue in the same pattern - perhaps evolving to create podcasts and some more formal events etc.
These weekly Zoom sessions have enabled us to explore a wide range of Black History stories around the world, as well as the achievements and challenges faced by Black people.
Many thanks to every one who has contributed, all on a voluntary basis - an amazing achievement.
We continued in 2023 not only to review the past BHC Seasons, but to continue to hear of successes and scandals ...
.... British Culture Secretary recently said re 'Elgin Marbles' "Returing these would open a can of worms - we must protect 'our culture'" and went on to say British law prevents return - news items on Australian World News 12 1 23 !
Mmmm..... in August 2023 the British Museum proved they didn't even know what items they had in their 'safe care'.
And the return of stolen goods continues with countries who had lost treasured cultural items are now slowly beginning to see the return of these items, and some European and American museums must wonder what was the purpose of hoarding them in the first place.
Please let us know if you want to join a session to share a story or research, or just sign in if you want to join in Black History Conversations sessions.