Please pass to the following information to members.
>From: Roiyah Saltus <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: "The histories,arts,and cultures of Black and minority ethnic
> people in Wales" <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: BLACK WALES: A History of Black Welsh People - transmitted on S4C
>(both terrestrial and digital)
>Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 13:38:16 -0000
>CYMRU DDU: Hanes Pobl Dduon Cymru
>BLACK WALES: A History of Black Welsh People
>By Alan Llwyd
>Foreword: Glenn Jordan
>A joint project between S4C and Butetown History & Arts Centre
>This is a unique account of a hidden history. Since at least the 16th
>century, there has been a black presence in Wales, but much of that
>history has remained untold – until now.
>Wales is a small country with a small population, whose native people
>are often considered to be an ethnic minority. So what have been the
>relationships between the white Welsh and the black people who have
>lived in Wales as a result of immigration and birth? How tolerant has
>Wales been of its newcomers and brown-skinned citizens? Why were there
>race riots in 1919?
>From the houseboys and girls of the 17th century to the sporting and
>literacy heroes of today, this book examines the gradual weaving
>together of the black and white strand of Welsh society. It is a
>history told, in a bilingual form, for the first time.
>ABOUT THE AUTHOR
>Author Alan Llwyd is a prolific writer and publisher, as well as being a
>chaired Bard. This book is the result of over two years’ research which
>started when Alan was developing the scripts for the TV series for S4C,
>Cymru Ddu (Black Wales).
>Cymru Ddu / Black Wales is available from Butetown History & Arts Centre
>for £14.95. If you would like a copy through the post, please send a
>cheque for £19.95 (inc. p+p) made payable to BHAC to Butetown History &
>Arts Centre, 5 Dock Chambers, Bute Street, Cardiff Bay CF10 5AG.
>From: Nina [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
>Sent: 22 March 2005 18:28
>To: Roiyah Saltus Roiyah Saltus
>Subject: INFO FOR E-NEWSLETTER
>Can you please send out the following info as 'Cymru Ddu is broadcast on
>S4C next week.
>Butetown History & Arts Centre has joined forces with S4C to produce a
>ground-breaking TV series and book about the history of Afro-Welsh
>ŒCymru Ddu¹ will be broadcast in Welsh, with English subtitles. It is
>transmitted on S4C (both terrestrial and digital) at the following times
>First programme Tuesday, 29th March at 9pm
>(repeat of first programme) Wednesday, 30th March at 2pm
>Second programme Thursday, 31st March at 9pm
>(repeat of second programme) Friday, 1st April at 2pm
>Third programme Saturday, 2nd April at 9.20pm
>(repeat of third programme) Sunday, 3rd April at 2pm.
>Many people were interviewed for the series, including BHAC¹s Director
>Glenn Jordan, Butetown Historian Neil Sinclair and locals Gaynor Lagall
>and Billy Boston.
>A bi-lingual book of the series entitled ŒCymru Ddu: Hanes Pobl Dduon
>Cymru / Black Wales: A History of Black Welsh People¹ is available from
>Butetown History & Arts Centre at the price of £14.95.
>This is a large paperback containing many extraordinary images and
>photographs going back to the 19th Century including some of the
>earliest immigrant settlers in Cardiff and a thought-provoking original
>image of slave children being transported from Africa.
>Subjects discussed in the book include Wales and the Slave Trade; the
>South Wales Race Riots of 1919; Seamen and Miners; Sporting Heroes; and
>the Black Welsh Identity. Several remarkable stories are told such as
>that of Jack Black an 18th Century North Wales servant who was
>abducted from his mother in Africa, learnt to write English and Welsh,
>married a local maidservant and had seven children.
>More information is attached. I hope that you get a chance to watch and
>enjoy the series!
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