Brighton & Hove Black History

Revealing Brighton and Hove’s hidden past


Help Us Find Photographs and Records from 1890s for Three African Kings project

Did you know that three African kings attended Elm Grove School in 1895? Did you know they came to Brighton Pier?  We are working on a new educational project to develop online resources for Brighton & Hove primary and secondary schools. … Continue Reading →

Black History co-founder Bert Williams MBE featured on 3-part documentary

Brighton & Hove Black History co-Founder Dr Cuthbert Williams MBE was the star of a new three-part series hosted by Stephanie Prior for Latest TV, as part of 2020 Black History Month. Watch Part 1 of the documentary. In Part… Continue Reading →

Brighton & Hove Black History Social

Brighton & Hove Black History invites you to an exclusive online event of Black History Social, for a chance to reconnect with the local history of Brighton through the lens of its Black heritage. A narrative historical event from Black History… Continue Reading →

We are official partner of Brighton and Hove Heritage Learning Partnership

Brighton and Hove Black History is now an official partner of Brighton and Hove Heritage Learning Partnership! This is partnership of heritage organisations in Brighton & Hove who are working together to improve our offer for school teachers. Heritage Learning… Continue Reading →

Bryce Primary School, Jamaica project links primary schools in Brighton

Bert Williams MBE sparked a new project that links primary schools with Brighton with his own former school in Coleyville, Jamaica, Bryce Primary School. The school has asked for help with two projects that will inspire and engage its students to improve their mathematics and reading… Continue Reading →

Black History Outreach Photos taken in Hangleton on Sunday 20/03/16

Singing together Making new friends, greeting old ones Checking out the displays A gaggle of ladies at the door Enjoying refreshments Having a chat Hmmmm, good food to fill your belly Posing for the camera Getting ready to dance

The Enigma of the First Earl of Mansfield’s Will

In 2007 at the Brighton Fringe Festival a play was premiered.  The title was Let Justice Be Done and it told the story of a one Dido Elizabeth Belle and her relationship with her Great Uncle William Murray, the first Earl… Continue Reading →

Brighton has the Keep, Brixton has the Black Cultural Archives (BCA)

When you think of Brixton, what comes to your mind?  Ackee and salt fish, Bob Marley, spicy patties, Reggae music, the famous Cold Harbour Lane Street Market,  the Ritzy Cinema and of course the Windrush generation, the young men and… Continue Reading →

Come to a free Black History event in Hangleton

This spring, we invite you to come to a free family-friendly event celebrating multicultural history and heritage on Sunday 20 March 1-4pm at St Richards Church in Hove. You can expect a variety of art and cultural activity to please all… Continue Reading →

Projects for 2015

During 2015 our main project is researching and restoring the grave of Tom Highflyer at Woodvale Cemetery. Find out more about Tom His grave is in disrepair and the inscription is faint and needs re-pointing. We are hoping to restore… Continue Reading →

Brighton & Hove Black History Month November 2014

This year we are celebrating Black History Month with two fantastic flagship events, Rum ‘n’ Bass  featuring reggae legend, Dennis Alcapone, on Saturday 1st November and our FREE Black History Month Family Day celebration with live music, dance, food stalls,… Continue Reading →

Brighton and Hove Untold Website

Brighton and Hove Untold is the idea of members of Brighton and Hove Black History.  It is based on Bert William’s MBE many years of organising walking tours around the principal locations in the city centre that reflect the largely… Continue Reading →

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