Re-imagine: Black Women in Britain’ Exhibition at Black Cultural Archives


Have you been to the ‘Re-imagine: Black Women in Britain’ exhibition at Black Cultural Archives yet?

I passed through Brixton after I got my locks washed and styled at Adornment and went to visit the ‘Re-imagine: Black Women in Britain’ exhibition at the newly opened Black Cultural Archives.

It is a nice free exhibition of the hidden contributions of Black Women to World History. I brought my two daughters with me and it was nice to see other young people with their parents and guardians too. I loved the audio guides which my daughter found very amusing.

At the exhibition I learnt that Seaman William Brown was a Black woman who disguised herself as a man to become the first Black women to serve in the Royal Navy as a Captain of the Fore-top. I also found a picture of Amanda Alridge that I’ve never seen before.

The exhibition is on until 30 November 2014.

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Black History Studies is a social enterprise company which operates in the interest of the community by offering courses and events in Adult Education. We aim to empower the African and Caribbean community and enable them to develop self knowledge and identity through Black History and Culture. Black History Studies aim to provide a wide range of courses and activities which will provide people with the opportunity to pursue their interest in Black History and Black Studies. We also aim to provide high quality courses and activities that can be accessed by all within the community. Our mission is to inform, inspire and empower people through Black History and Black Studies by educating the community to educate themselves thereby creating a self-sustaining learning circle. Black History Studies is dedicated to providing you with a high quality and professional service and can offer services such as: - Bespoke services for Secondary Schools - Black History and Black Studies Presentations - Black History Course for Families - 5 week short courses on Black History - Beginners and Advanced Black Studies Courses - Weekend courses on Black History and Black Studies - Museum Tours - Film Screenings - Black History Studies Presentations for hire
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