Stephen Bourne

stephen bourne

Speak of Me As I Am - The Black Presence in Southwark Since 1600

Southwark Council (2005)

A short history of Black people in the London Borough of Southwark includes profiles of Ira Aldridge, Mary Seacole, Fisk Jubilee Singers, Paul Robeson, Dr. Harold Moody, Una Marson, Sam King, Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Rio Ferdinand

"This is a short book with a great deal of vital information. It is well worth reading, not just by those people with an interest in local history, but by anyone with an interest in British history. For many years, Stephen Bourne has complained that mainstream publishers are not interested in black history. They say that such books have a market limited to black people. Stephen is not alone in making this complaint." (Linda Bellos, Catalyst)

Available from all Southwark Libraries and Southwark's Local History Library (tel 020 7403 3782) Price £5