What's New: October 2020

October 8, 2020

This month’s update contains 9 new articles with a special focus on people of Black/African descent who had an impact on the UK.

Read the introduction and the summary of new content here

New and updated subjects - October 2020

Bader [née Bailey], Lilian Mary (1918–2015), Women’s Auxiliary Air Force technician and teacher

Cole, Christian Frederick (1851/2–1885), barrister and author

Douglass, Frederick (c. 1818–1895), slavery abolitionist, author, and diplomatist

Henderson [née Hankerson], Dorris Celia (1929–2005), singer and entertainer

Hercules, Felix Eugene Michael (1889–1943), politician, journalist, and Baptist minister

Pasuka, Berto (1917-1963), dancer, choreographer, and painter

Roberts, George Arthur (1891–1970), soldier, fireman, and community leader

Sowande, Charles Emanuel Olufela Obafunmilayo (Fela) (1905–1987), musician and composer

Sulter, Maud (1960–2008), artist, curator, and author

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