The Re-Imagining of Christian Frederick Cole

The Re-Imagining of Christian Frederick Cole

By Pamela Roberts A cursory glance at this image may elicit recognition of a 19th century music hall minstrel with striped trousers, a banjo in hand, and the title ‘Old King Cole’. But look more closely: the person in the image is wearing an academic gown and a...

Different approaches to black history

I usually get my ideas for posts about BBIH and its contents from external sources and recently received two such prompts. The Guardian ran an article on the teaching of black history where the questions, Did black immigrants come through Ellis Island? Were there...

Podcasting and "Africa Past and Present"

It’s always nice to discover a new digital resource and an article which gives some context to it. Such is the case with an article on Africa Past and Present in South African Historical Journal [1] entitled Podcasting the Past: Africa Past and Present and...