by Tanja Aminata Bah, MA Curating student at UWE Bristol
This is a guest post by Tanja, who is currently undertaking a one-year placement with the Social History team at Bristol Culture.
Are you interested in St. Paul’s Black History?
Which stories would YOU be interested to hear about?
Do you know of exciting stories about local Black Bristolians, who have had an impact on the neighbourhood?
I would like to hear from you.
For my final university project, I am currently planning a walking tour about Black History and community life in St. Paul’s and Montpelier.
This is in cooperation with Bristol Culture for anyone wanting to learn more about the exciting local history of these neighbourhoods.
The walk is planned to take place in time for Black History Month, October 2017.
It will showcase and celebrate the lives of selected Black Bristolians who have a connection to the area and have made an impact locally, regionally or nationally.
One story I look into is Owen Henry’s connection with the Bristol Bus Boycott and setting up St. Paul’s Carnival (pictured above).
I would also like to hear from community organisations in support of my research.
Please get in touch with any stories you would be interested in sharing with me for the project by Tuesday 5 September at [email protected]
I look forward to hearing from you!