Race Matters

Category : History

Cheddar Man man exposes 19th Century ideas of race in modern Britain

08 Feb, 2018 by admin

The backlash against proof that the first Brit was black tells us as much about modern British identity as it does history, says ...

A Sivanandan: In Memoriam

05 Jan, 2018 by Lester Holloway

Dr Omar Khan, Runnymede’s Director, pays tribute to A.SivanandanRunnymede is very saddened to learn that Ambalavaner Sivan ...

Revisiting A.Sivanandan

05 Jan, 2018 by Lester Holloway

A. Sivanandan's work has a lot to teach us today, writes Runnymede trustee Professor Robbie Shilliam There is much to remember ...

Bringing visibility to black British women

06 Nov, 2017 by Jane Tanner

In the wake of Black History Month 2017, Jane Tanner of the Women's Resource Centre describes how helping with her niece's schoo ...

The Caribbean contribution to London's transport network

31 Oct, 2017 by Runnymede

For the last in our series of re-produced articles to celebrate Black History Month, staff at the London Transport Museum b ...

West African sailors in 19th century Liverpool

26 Oct, 2017 by Runnymede

Celebrating Black History Month, Runnymede is looking back at our diverse migration history. This week, we reproduce Dr Diane Fr ...

Africans in Tudor England

17 Oct, 2017 by Runnymede

PICTURE CREDIT: THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES It is a common assumption that there were no black people in the UK before those who arri ...