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Baby boomer meets digital natives

On Friday I spent a morning in Leeds with 100 trainees from the 2015 and 2016 intakes of the NHS Graduate Scheme. They had arranged a conference about digital media #NHSGetSocial. 870 more words

NHS

BHM - London Statues Tour

Watch me visit statues and memorials named after some of the most honorable people in Black British History. Traveling by foot and tube, I do a tour around Central London to find and learn more about the contribution of the past and visit Ms Dynamite’s award plaque.

News

Passive Voice, Active Prejudice: Mary Seacole in Children’s Literature and Media

This week, Britain’s ITV showed a programme on Mary Seacole entitled “In the Shadow of Mary Seacole.” In some ways, the programme could have been titled, “Mary Seacole in the Shadow of British Racism.” Many people who initially celebrated the fact that ITV was telling the story of the woman labeled “The Greatest Black Briton” in 2004 were dismayed to find that the programme was put on the schedule at 10:40 pm. 1,069 more words

Children's Literature

ITV Programme on Black Victorian Heroine Mary Seacole

ITV tonight are broadcasting a documentary about Mary Seacole, one of the Victorian heroines you don’t hear about. The blurb in the Radio Times for the documentary runs… 189 more words

History

Remember Mary Seacole

“See, here is Mary Seacole, who did as much in the Crimea as another magic-lamping lady, but, being dark, could scarce be seen for the flame of Florence’s candle.” – Salman Rushdie, S…

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