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Slave boy’s grave at Woodvale Cemetery to be restored

Besi Besemar January 16, 2018

New project launched to restore historical slave boy’s grave at Brighton’s Woodvale Cemetery. On Friday, January 19 at 10am, key city figures will join a special ceremony to remove a head stone marking the grave of a slave boy who died in Brighton 145 years ago.

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“Helping your community is reward enough” – Bert Williams

Besi Besemar July 27, 2017

Making a better world and helping your community will reap rewards far greater than cars or houses, University of Brighton graduates were told yesterday (July 26) at an annual graduation ceremony. Bert Williams MBE, the driving force behind Brighton and Hove Black History, was speaking as he received an honorary Doctor of Letters from the university for his contribution to the promotion of race equality in the local region.

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Ingeborg Bachmann literary prize winner comes to Brighton

Besi Besemar February 14, 2017

In July 2016, Sharon won the prestigious Ingeborg Bachmann prize (€25,000) with short story Herr Gröttrup Sits Down, which she wrote in German and tells the story about the rocket scientist who worked for the Nazis, then the USSR.

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