Just after 5pm on Friday, 2nd November, Bex spoke to David Olusoga OBE.
He was talking about his new book – Black and British: A Short Essential History.
It’s a short, essential introduction to Black British history.
When did Africans first come to Britain?
Who are the well-dressed black children in Georgian paintings?
Why did the American Civil War disrupt the Industrial Revolution?
These and many other questions are answered in this essential introduction to 1800 years of the Black British history: from the Roman Africans who guarded Hadrian’s Wall right up to the present day.
David Olusoga is an award-winning historian and broadcaster and he illustrated this book with maps, photos and portraits!