Seminar – A Hidden History: African women and the British health service, 1930 – 2000

Ijeoma Peter and Kaitlene Koranteng
(Young Historians Project)

The Young Historians Project (YHP) are currently working to uncover a new aspect of Black British History that our young people identified as having been left out of current historical narratives: the history of continental African women in the British health service from 1930-2000.

As current narratives on black women in the British health service tend to focus on ‘Windrush generation’ Caribbean contributions, this project will cover new ground and expand the understanding of this history. We look forward to not only exploring African women’s contributions within the health sector’s workforce, but also their wider experiences and activities in British society.

The YHP is a non-profit organisation formed by young people encouraging the development of young historians of African and Caribbean heritage in Britain. The YHP is a team of young people aged 16-25 working on dynamic projects, documenting pivotal and often overlooked historical moments.

Thursday, 24th October 2019, 12.45 pm – 2.00 pm
Venue:  LG9, LSHTM, Keppel Street Building