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What's new: October 2021

This month’s update adds the lives of 9 people of Black/African descent who had an impact on the UK. As well as those from the period of colonial slavery, they include men and women from the Caribbean and West Africa who trained and worked in modern Britain. Read the introduction here.

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Joseph Alan [Joe] Clough (1885–1976)

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Joe Clough moved to Britain, where in 1908 he became almost certainly the first Black bus driver in London. After war service as a motor ambulance driver on the western front, he settled in Bedford, where his migrant experience later informed a study of race relations in Britain

 

 

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OCTOBER 14, 2021

What's New: October 2021

This month’s update adds the lives of 9 people of Black/African descent who had an impact on the UK. As well as those from the period of colonial slavery, they include men and women from the Caribbean and West Africa who trained and worked in modern Britain. Read the introduction here.

SEPTEMBER 9, 2021

What's New: September 2021

This month’s update features the lives of twelve women active in the arts, philanthropy, and public life from the mid-eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century, introduced by Zoe Thomas. Read the introduction here.

AUGUST 12, 2021

What's New: August 2021

This month’s update features the lives of three women in the family of William Shakespeare; also, the early promoters of the British Red Cross and St John Ambulance; and modern economic thinkers. Read the introduction here.