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Black Radicals Season


15 October 2015, Radical Hero - An audience with Viv Anderson @ People's History MuseumThis October celebrate Black History Month at the People’s History Museum with a series of engaging events.  Radical Hero Viv Anderson will be in conversation with Rodney Hinds, Sports Editor for The Voice newspaper, as he discusses his experiences of being the first black footballer to play for England.

Join our Living History performance Slavery & Suffrage and discover more about the life of William Cuffay, son of a freed slave who became a Chartist leader and campaigned for the right to vote.

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the Race Relations Act, which was the first legislation in the UK to address racial discrimination.  Our Living History performance No Bed of Roses explores the experiences of Gabrielle, who moves from St Kitts to Britain in the 1950s, and examines the racism of the time.

A series of blog posts will highlight the achievements of other black Radical Heroes including Jayaben Desai, the leader of the Grunwick Dispute, suffragette Princess Sophia Duleep Singh and singer and civil rights activist Paul Robeson.

We also invite you to nominate your own black Radical Hero to add to our list.  Tweet your suggestions to us @PHMMcr using the hashtag #blackradicalhero.