In 2020 the rights of Black people have been in the news in a way not seen for half a century. The Black Lives Matter protests following George Floyd’s murder reverberated worldwide. Statues have fallen, organisations have confronted their connections to slavery and Empire and millions of people have begun to engage with the issues of racism in new ways. But will this be a moment of real change and why has black history been at the centre of this moment?
Colin Grant is a writer, historian and Associate Fellow in the Centre for Caribbean Studies.
A politically infused spoken-word performance with Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan. Her debut collection Postcolonial Banter came out in 2019. Her words are a disruption of comfort, a call to action, a redistribution of knowledge and an outpouring of dissent.
Home to the Sitwell family for almost 400 years, this country house harbours a fascinating history of fluctuating fortunes and eccentric characters, including the literary trio of Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell, as well as delightful gardens.