Black British Rebels – figures from working class history

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At key moments in the British working class struggle for rights and freedom black leaders have emerged. This pamphlet is an introduction to that hidden but unbroken thread running through our history.

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At key moments in the British working class struggle for rights and freedom black leaders have emerged. This pamphlet is an introduction to that hidden but unbroken thread running through our history. Spanning the centuries from the 1750s to the 1970s, Hassan Mahamdallie brings to life six of these inspiring figures: Olaudah Equiano, who rose from slavery to become one of the most prominent campaigners ever against human bondage; Robert Wedderburn, unquenchable revolutionary firebrand of Regency London; William Cuffay, leader of the London Chartists; Shapurji Saklatvala, Communist MP for Battersea, jailed during the 1926 General Strike; Claudia Jones, a powerful figure who gave hope to Britain’s beleaguered black population of the 1950s; and Jayaben Desai whose steely pride pitched her into a historic trade union struggle of the 1970s.

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Weight 96 g