The BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites. From London he made his way north, finding work in local pits. On 25 AprilThe Sunderland Herald reported on a fatal accident inquest, under the headline "Death of a negro by strangulation". McDonald has died when he was caught up in some rigging.
The Herald describes McDonald as "an industrious man, a member of the Church of England, and much respected by his neighbours. He was 70 years old.
One womne the legacies of black presence in Britain is the modern wealth and prosperity of cities, such as Liverpool and Bristol, that were built on the profits of the slave trade. However, Tyneside played an influential role in the abolition of slavery.
There had been a recent and dramatic experience of English white working class solidarity with the 'black cause' - the abolition of slavery in the United States. Much has been chronicled about American abolitionists and fugitive slaves who made frequent trips to Tyneside to speak at meetings held by the Gateshead and Newcastle Anti-Slavery Society.
Tyneside Cottons on Poster advertising an Anti-slavery meeting When the workers of the Lancashire cotton mills lent material support to the anti-slavery cause, they found solidarity on Tyneside. A great effort was launched to collect money and clothing to sustain Lancashire cotton workers. This was just wlmen example of the Tyne Concert Hall's long running battle with the Magistrates over 'unbecoming activities'.
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Tyneside Against Racism Racism was evident on Tyneside about this time, but there were a of liberal journalists, working for the Newcastle Daily Chronicle today's Evening Chronicle who spoke out against hostility towards black people. The predominantly male, black population integrated and intermarried into poor white urban populations.
Minstrels and Midfielder's Throughout Victorian Britain, many Black people in were involved in sports and entertainment. They played a match at North Shields, enthralling crowds with displays of boomerang throwing as well as cricket.
Earlier, inan American touring concert party, The Real Blacks, challenged local cricketer's to a match on Newcastle's Town Moor, and won. Many black people arrived in Britain out of desperate bids for personal freedom. InThe Original African Opera Troupe, raised funds for Newcastle Infirmary at a charity benefit, returning in and sang extracts from Italian operas. Black entertainers continued to be engaged on a regular Need to cuddle at the Tyne Concert Hall right through the 's.
The Ohio Minstrels, a group of ex slaves, caused much concern with the local Tories and Whigs who could not stand the Hall's 'radical proprietor'. Click and follow the.