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Black and British: An Illustrated History

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He is a contributor to the Oxford Companion to Black British History and in 2019 was awarded an OBE for services to history and community integration. Historic works are shown alongside modern and contemporary works by artists including Barbara Walker, Donald Locke, Alberta Whittle and Keith Piper that challenge and reflect on hidden and untold stories.

To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. David Olusoga’s thought provoking text charts the forgotten histories of Black people in Britain from Roman times right through to the present day. He is Professor of Public History at the University of Manchester, the author of several books and a columnist for the Observer, The Voice and BBC History Magazine , also writing for the Guardian and the New Statesman .

But Fitzwilliam’s generosity was only possible because of the wealth his grandfather accumulated in part through the transatlantic slave trade. Olusoga’s celebrated title is now available in a beautiful and absorbing illustrated format that invites readers from seven and up to pore over its pages.

This beautiful hardback gift book is a stunning visual journey through Black British history for younger readers by award-winning historian and broadcaster David Olusoga and illustrated by Jake Alexander and Melleny Taylor. In 1816, Richard Fitzwilliam donated vast sums of money, literature and art to the University of Cambridge, creating the Museum that is named after him. David was also one of the presenters on the BBC landmark arts series Civilizations alongside Simon Schama and Mary Beard. Acknowledging this story for the first time has led to new discoveries about the objects Fitzwilliam donated, the people who collected them, and the cultures that created them. Love Love Love it … Contrary to the poor reviews I read through the book and a large portion of the information is readily available in many different places of historic significance and institutions throughout the UK.He is the Creative Director of Uplands Television Limited, a Bristol based independent production company, through which he develops and exec-produces history and arts projects. By rethinking our connected and complex histories and looking again through the lens of contemporary art, tomorrow’s story can be one of repair, hope and freedom. A clear concise book starting with the Romans and finishing with the Windrush and ensuing scandal to BLM protests.

The dimensions of the book are wider than A4 and need a deeper bookshelf, but no child's bookshelf should be without it. She enjoys working with a variety of materials – using a range of mixed media from pencil crayons to inks, from watercolours to sticks from the garden! These and many other questions are answered in this essential introduction to 1800 years of the Black British history. it truly sings in picture book form with the history made even more vivid via a trove of old paintings, maps and photographs combined with bold artwork by Melleny Taylor and Jake Alexander.Maps and portrait galleries effortlessly convey how Black and British history have been woven together since the Roman invasion.

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