Published date: 10 February 2014

Stephen Bourne shares his memories of growing up in Peckham and of his adopted Aunt Esther, a black Londoner born before the First World War and the subject of his first book. And he talks about how, from an educationally disadvantaged background, he came to write many successful black British history books including the award winning Black in the British Frame – The Black Experience in British Film and Television (Continuum, 2011) and The Motherland Calls – Britain’s Black Servicemen and Women 1939-45 (The History Press, 2012). His latest book, Black Poppies-Britain’s Black Community and the Great War, will be published by The History Press in August 2014.

This talk formed part of The National Archives’ Diversity Week.

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