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Deep Are the Roots – Trailblazers Who Changed Black British Theatre

Deep Are the Roots – Trailblazers Who Changed Black British Theatre

Deep Are the Roots (The History Press) celebrates the pioneers of black British theatre, beginning in 1825 when Ira Aldridge made history as the first black actor to play Shakespeare’s Othello in the United Kingdom, and ending in 1975 with … Read more...

Deep Are the Roots

Deep Are the Roots

In 2021 Stephen celebrates thirty years of writing black British history books. His first, Aunt Esther’s Story, was published in October 1991. To mark this achievement, he has written Deep Are the Roots – Trailblazers Who Changed Black British … Read more...

The Life of Dr Harold Moody

The Life of Dr Harold Moody

The Life of Dr Harold Moody, written by Stephen Bourne, celebrates one of history’s forgotten heroes, despite being regarded by some as the UK’s equivalent of Dr Martin Luther King Jnr, for his significant contributions towards the fight for … Read more...

Deep Are the Roots

In 2021 Stephen celebrates thirty years of writing black British history books. His first, Aunt Esther’s Story, was published in October 1991. To celebrate, he is writing Deep Are the Roots: Trailblazers Who Changed Black British Theatre for The … Read more...

Four Thought

Four Thought

On 9 September 2020 Stephen took part in BBC Radio 4’s Four Thought. In ‘Writing Black British History’ he talked about how we are short-changing young people by failing to teach them about the history of black Britons, whose … Read more...