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Solanke in Brazil?

    From Alcione Amos at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.   Martiniano Eliseu do Bomfim and Ladipo Solanke In 1937, Edison Carneiro, a Brazilian journalist and ethnologist organized, along with Aydano do Couto Ferraz and Reginaldo Guimarães, the Second Afro-Brazilian Congress in Salvador, Bahia. The congress invited national and international figures in the fields […]

The Truth About Aggrey House – Government Plan for Control of African Students

The WASU campaign to expose the machinations of the British government was launched in 1934 in a pamphlet The Truth About Aggrey House – An Exposure of the Government Plan to Control African Students in Great Britain.  Supporters including the Negro Welfare Association, National Council for Civil Liberties and League Against Imperialism helped to form […]

New Podcast – African and Caribbean British History

An Introduction to African and Caribbean British History

Key Figures – Ladipo Solanke

Chief Ladipo Solanke  was born in the Yoruba town of Abeokuta, Nigeria around 1886. He was the second child and only son of Adeyola Ejiwunmi and her husband, who had adopted the name of Paley from the Scottish missionary who had raised him. He was educated at St Andrew’s Training Institution, Oyo, Nigeria, and at Fourah […]

West Africans in Britain


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