PAths across waters
black British history in the north east
Paths across Waters is a journey across seas and oceans that navigates the shared pasts and the lost connections linking the Caribbean and Africa to the North of England.
This project follows the sailors, students, doctors, musicians, nurses, and journalists who lived in the North East. Their personal stories overlapped with the story of the British Empire and offer rich and fascinating details about the Black experience in Britain. They remind us that local and global histories should be studied together.
How is the site organised? Each essay in the“Places & Stories” page is centred on a location in Tyne and Wear. The section “Lallie’s Book” tells the story of a book that travelled from Newcastle, Jamaica, to Newcastle, England. A list of suggested readings on Black British history and more information about the project can be found in the “About Us” page.
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