Black history roadshow launched in Northampton

Professor George Watley from the university using the audio guide Professor George Watley believes sounds are a great way of illustrating history

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A roadshow using an audio guide to teach people about black history has been launched.

The guide features interviews with people who came to the county from the Caribbean in the 1950s.

"We want people to know what it was like being black in the county back then," said Angela Ghavami, from the county's black history association.

The roadshow features displays of old newspaper inserts and photos, which are linked to he audio guide.

The Northamptonshire Black History Association has been interviewing people across the county since 2002 with the help of Professor George Watley from The University of Northampton.

"It's important that people are aware of the contributions Caribbean people have made in Northampton," said Mr Watley.

"This is a great way of illustrating history and bringing it to life through the sounds."

The roadshow which has begun at the University of Northampton will travel to the Cube in Corby, Wellingborough African Caribbean Association (WACA), Weston Favell Library, The Guildhall and Northampton's Central Library.

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