Tuesday, 19 October 2010

SHS meetings

The next meeting of the Socialist History Society will be on Tuesday 26 October

Black History Month public talk:

Stephen Bourne will speak about Black People on the Home Front during the Second World War. This is the subject of Bourne's latest book, "Mother Country - Britain's Black Community on the Home Front 1939-1945" published by The History Press in August.

Mother Country includes chapters on Dr Harold Moody, Learie Constantine and other community leaders, Esther Bruce, evacuees, Civil Defence, Adelaide Hall, Ken 'Snakehips' Johnson, cinema, Una Marson and the BBC, the Home Front in African and the Caribbean colonies, and what would have happened to Black Britons if Hitler had invaded Britain.

Venue: Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2 (opposite Liverpool Street Station). Time: 7.00 p.m. Admittance free.
All welcome. Retiring collection

There is also a Socialist History Society Public Meeting on ‘Dora Montefiore, Why Forgotten?’ with Ted Crawford

Tuesday 2nd November 2010 at 7pm

Venue: Bishopsgate Institute, Liverpool Street, London

Ted Crawford, the editor of Revolutionary History and a member of the Socialist History Society, looks at the long and active political career of Dora Montefiore (1851-1933), variously a Suffragist, Socialist and Communist who was active in Britain and Australia, but who is today largely forgotten.

Talk followed by discussion.

Admittance free. All welcome. Retiring collection.

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