On the 12th of March 1881 Andrew Watson made his debut as the world’s first black international footballer when he captained Scotland in the match against England.
On 20th of November 1695 Zumbi, the last King of the Quilombo dos Palmares in early Brazil and ex-slave, was executed and decapitated.
Delve into Colonial Office Records and find out about Marcus Garvey & others #BlackHistory
What was the Colonial Office? And what can these documents tell us about the experiences of people living under British rule?
George Dixon #OnThisDay
On 27th of June 1890, George Dixon defeated Edwin ‘Nunc’ Wallace , and became the world’s first black boxing world champion.
Scotland’s Black History
The grave of Malvina Wells born in Grenada in 1805 can be found in Edinburgh with the Scottish family she worked for.
Celebrating Black History Month
As part of Black History Month Aberdeen University has put together a diverse programme of events, blogs, podcasts and talks will provide opportunities for the community to dig deeper, look closer, think bigger.
Rosa Parks: #OnThisDay
On this day, December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing a bus driver’s instructions to give up her seat to a white passenger.
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh: Stop Telling Women To Smile
If you have a chance to pop by ORSAS it is worth checking it out at 26 Bridge Street Kirkwall.
Commemorating Freedom Fighter Frederick Douglass
“Right is of no sex, truth is of no color – God is the Father of Us All, and All We are Brethren.”