Sunday, September 14, 2014

Portsmouth Radical History Day

Portsmouth Socialist Network have organised a Radical History Day for Saturday 4th October. I'll be there speaking on Lindy Delapenha, Portsmouth Football Club's first black player. 

Having moved from his home in Jamaica, Lindy played eight games for Pompey between 1948 and 1950. His story is a fascinating insight into the city in the post-WWII period, the history of race, racism and immigration in Portsmouth and how black footballers impacted the game in England. 

For those who are interested you can find my original piece on Lindy here and you can read a transcript of my interview with him here.

There's plenty of other stuff happening on the day - including talks on the Suffragettes, the 'Battle of Southsea' and the Spithead Mutiny. If you're in Portsmouth on that day then pop along and say hello!