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2009-01-17 12:16:00

W.E.B. Du Bois' The Gift of Black Folk originally part of K of C 'Racial Contribution Series' NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In 1924, Jim Crow laws were still enforced in many parts of the United States and the KKK was experiencing a resurgence. Martin Luther King Jr. had not yet been born, and the Civil Rights Act would not be enacted for another 40 years. Nonetheless, it was the year in which the Knights of Columbus commissioned and published a landmark history of black...

2008-09-25 00:00:00

It's Lights, camera, action, for young film makers from Hull whose work will be shown at a prestigious national film festival. The animation - How Wilberforce Stopped The Slave Trade - produced by pupils from Stepney Primary School, in Beverley Road, will be shown at the Co-operative Young Film-Makers Festival, at Bradford's National Media Museum. Paul Browning, headteacher at Stepney Primary School, praised the youngsters for their work on the film, which is about Hull MP William...

2008-08-28 00:00:26

Thousands of people are expected to gather in the centre of Hull this weekend for the Freedom Festival. Final preparations are being made for Saturday's event, which starts at noon and ends with a fireworks display. It promises to be one of the city's biggest live music and drama shows. Organisers have recruited The Magic Numbers, who will headline the event. The rock band has enjoyed a string of chart successes with hits including Love's A Game. Former Blue chart-topper Simon...

2008-08-27 12:01:10

A REVAMP of the national curriculum will see secondary school pupils learn about Britain's involvement in the slave trade. The abolition of slavery and how the trade was linked to the British Empire, are to be taught in schools. The new history curriculum contains more emphasis on ethnic minority groups and their roles in British history. The work of reformers such as abolitionist William Wilberforce will be covered. (c) 2008 Belfast Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights...

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