African Historical Narratives in Yorkshire

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Welcome to the Heritage Corner Leeds project - African Historical Narratives in Yorkshire

The African presence in Yorkshire goes back two thousand years to when African priests, soldiers and merchants operated in Roman York.

Both the Greeks and Romans had been forced to negotiate treaties with the Candaces (Queens) of the mighty African empires of Nubia, Kush and Ethiopia, whom they could never conquer.

However, untruths told in the name of the British Empire drew a toxic veil over Africa's incredible history and its insurmountable contributions to the identity and economy of today’s Britain.

Heritage Corner Leeds uncovers this historic African presence in Yorkshire through research, performance and creative collaboration. Our artists and cultural experts fashion uniquely diverse and inclusive public and educational projects, including walks, talks, workshops and presentations. Get in touch today to find out more.

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