Slavery, civil rights & contemporary racism – how far have we come?

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Lecture date: Sun, 19th Oct, 2014
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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.

Doors 10.30, £3 in advance, £2 concs./Free to Ethical Society members.

Tea, Coffee & biscuits will be available.

Contemporary Ethical Issues, History, Human Rights, Moral Philosophy & Ethics, Thinking on Sunday

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Sean 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…