A landmark statue to Wales's first black headteacher was unveiled to the public today after the pioneer topped a vote in a campaign seeking to honour 'hidden heroines'.
Betty Campbell, who died in 2017 aged 82, proved her doubters wrong after being told as a child that achieving her dream of becoming a head teacher was 'insurmountable'.
UK's first black female headteacher leaving lasting legacy'
UK's trailblazing first black female headteacher dies aged 81 'leaving lasting legacy'
TRIBUTES to the country’s first woman black headteacher who moved to Camden from Jamaica with just £36 in her pocket.
Yvonne Conolly, who has died aged 81 following a long battle with myeloma, had to be accompanied by a “minder” on the day she took over Ring Cross primary school, Islington, in 1968.
“All hell broke loose” with “all sorts of nasty” racist abuse, she had recalled in a wide-ranging interview with the New Journal last year.
Read more - Camden Journal
In the following account, Professor Allison Blakely of Boston University describes the presence of blacks in Early Modern Europe. His article reminds us that persons of African ancestry resided across Europe. Their numbers ranged from a few hundred scattered across Germany, Scandinavia and Russia in the period between the 16th and 18th Centuries to approximately 150,000 on the Iberian peninsula. His discussion below is excerpted from a larger article written for the American Historical Society in 1999.
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