The Black Presence in the West Midlands, 1650-1918.

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      Between 2009 and 2010 the Sparkbrook Caribbean and African Women's Development Initiative (SCAWDI) undertook a twelve month project called History Detectives to research the experiences of the black population who lived in the west midlands prior to 1918. A register of more than two hundred individuals was created of all those who have been found, and fourteen of them have been investigated in more detail and their stories told in the History Detectives publication. In this article some of the information held in the register is presented and analysed to chart the changing lives of the black population in the region in the context of the changing economic and social environment. The sources used to find the black population are discussed and how they reflect the experiences of black individuals and their families. Themes considered include slavery and emancipation, motivations for migration to the west midlands, gender and the white reaction to this migration. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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