Black History Month 2014: Papers of Sol Plaatje

By Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library|October 21, 2014|Collections & Research|0 comments

As SOAS marks Black History Month we continue to hi-light historical collections held by SOAS Archives, which reveal the long-standing Black presence in the UK, as well as the contributions and achievements of Black peoples in local, national and international arenas. This week we look at the papers of Sol Plaatje, South African writer, linguist, politician and activist . Born on 9 October 1876, Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje was a descendant of the Barolong royal house. His

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Black History Month 2014: Papers of Robert Wellesley Cole

By Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library|October 7, 2014|Collections & Research|0 comments

As SOAS marks Black History Month we will be highlighting a number of historical collections held by SOAS Archives, and which reveal the long-standing Black presence in the UK, as well as the contributions and achievements of Black peoples in local, national and international arenas. This week we look at the papers of Dr Robert Wellesley Cole, surgeon, author and advocate for the rights of African peoples in the UK, West Africa, and across the Global African

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The Movement for Colonial Freedom & Liberation archive

By Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library|May 1, 2014|Collections & Research|1 comments

In celebration of May Day or International Workers’ Day we are today highlighting the archive of the Movement for Colonial Freedom and its successor Liberation available to researchers at Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library. A brief history of the Movement for Colonial Freedom & Liberation The Movement for Colonial Freedom (MCF) was a leading anticolonialist campaign group and civil rights advocacy organisation. Founded in 1954, as an amalgamation of

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