‘Have you heard of the Mangrove Nine before?’
‘Have you heard of Martin Luther King?’
These questions opened the spoken word workshop run by Trinidadian writer and musician Roger Robinson at The National Archives on 21 November, the second of two collaborative events held with the Black Cultural Archives as part of the Being Human Festival.
Black British History has been understudiedÂ in schools and universities compared to the US Civil Rights movement, and yet there is a rich history of black British rights struggles in the UK. We wanted to address this gap by using striking original archive material, film and spoken word to bring to life one of the flashpoints of this under-explored history: The Mangrove Nine trials. Continue reading »