Has Black History Month served its purpose? Plus Norman Smith takes us back to the West Midlands of the '70s, and Tom Holland discovers the life and times of Saint Wilfrid.
As Black History Month draws to a close a heritage consultant from south east London asks whether this annual celebration has served its purpose and where does our large Asian community fit in to all this?
In Birmingham our first British-born black-writer, Norman Smith, takes us back to the West Midlands of the 1970's when a powerful mix of reggae and family testimony fuelled his passion for the past.
Tom Holland is in Ripon discovering the life and times of Saint Wilfrid, the forgotten pioneer of the Roman Catholic Church in Britain. And we catch up on your letters and emails as we highlight the latest happenings in the history community.
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Black History Month
Heritage consultant Cliff Prereira wonders whether Black History Month has had its day?
Helen talks to Linda Bellos, a former leader of Lambest Council in London who helped set up the first Black History Month in 1987, and Barbara Campbell the publisher of Black Heritage Today
In the week that Salisbury Playhouse stages the world premiere of William Golding's The Spire, Making History listener John Cromie asks how the medieval stonemasons managed to place the 4 ton 'cap stone' on top of the cathedral in the 14th century.