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Black and British: An Illustrated History

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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. David was also one of the presenters on the BBC landmark arts series Civilizations alongside Simon Schama and Mary Beard. 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 . Displaying objects and artworks made in West Africa, the Caribbean, South America and Europe, this landmark exhibition also reveals the histories that have been silenced; not just stories of exploitation, but those of resilience and liberation, too.

But Fitzwilliam’s generosity was only possible because of the wealth his grandfather accumulated in part through the transatlantic slave trade. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. These and many other questions are answered in this essential introduction to 1800 years of the Black British history. 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. From Roman Africans guarding Hadrian's Wall, to an African trumpeter in the court of Henry the Eighth, Black Georgians fighting for the abolition of slavery, Black soldiers fighting for Britain in the First World War, Windrush and right up today.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. The Guardian 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. 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. 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.

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! He often makes work based on popular culture and current events, having created a Star Wars-themed zine and portraits of public figures such as Taika Waititi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. He often makes work based on popular culture and current events, having created a Star Wars -themed zine and portraits of public figures such as Taika Waititi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The dimensions of the book are wider than A4 and need a deeper bookshelf, but no child's bookshelf should be without it.

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. It shows how through resisting colonial slavery, people produced new cultures known as the Black Atlantic, that continue to shape our world.

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. Refunds for correctly delivered and undamaged items are available within 30 days of the goods' receipt. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. This exhibition explores some new stories from history – stories that help us to separate fact from fiction and history from myth.

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