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Thinking on Sunday: Slavery, civil rights & contemporary racism - how far have we come?

Sean Creighton will discuss the current issues of racism and its deep roots in the enslavement of African peoples and British imperialism.


Coinciding with Black History Month in this talk Sean will discuss the current issues of racism and its deep roots in the enslavement of African peoples and British imperialism. He will review how the history of Black Britain and anti-racist solidarity can be a useful tool for today’s anti-racists in their quest to create a more just and equal society. He will particularly focus on the period from the 1880s to 1939 introducing us to some of the activists.
Sean Creighton is a semi-retired history project worker whose interests inc. labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and social/political use of music/song. He has a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. He co-ordinates Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and N. E Slavery & Abolition Group, and advises the North East People's History Project. His publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications, inc. titles on British Black History.
He blogs at historyandsocialaction.blogspot.co.uk. He writes for thecroydoncitizen.com. He has been convening Croydon TUC’s working party on local economic development.


Speaker(s):

Sean Creighton | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

19 October 2014 at 11:00 am

Duration:

4 hours

 

Venue:

Conway Hall
Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
London
WC1R 4RL
0207 242 8034
http://www.conwayhall.org.uk/

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Tickets:

£3/£2

Available from:

http://www.conwayhall.org.uk/sean-creighton

Additional Information:

Tea, Coffee & biscuits will be available.

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