Remember, remember the 5th of November?

By Emma Grob Around this time of year, we begin to hear the rhyme ‘Remember, Remember the fifth of November’, await the loud bangs of fireworks, and even take a night off to watch lunatics run down the street with flaming barrels of tar on their heads at Ottery St. Mary. For years, Guy Fawkes Night has been a tradition commemorating the failed attempt by … Continue reading Remember, remember the 5th of November?

How did Black women, and the issue of women’s rights, influence and transform the Black Power Movement?

By Kate Brown To Stokely Carmichael, the architect of the ‘Black Power’ slogan, the concept rested on a fundamental premise: ‘before a group can enter the open society, it must first close ranks.’[1] This outcry for racial solidarity marked the emergence of a hyper masculinist era, in which the reinstatement of ‘black manhood’ dominated political and domestic culture. For many historians, this male centred framework … Continue reading How did Black women, and the issue of women’s rights, influence and transform the Black Power Movement?