Who was Charles Wotten? Remembering the victims of the 1919 race riots, by Sasha Braham

The 1919 Race Riots, and its greatest tragedy, the ‘lynching’ of 24-year-old Charles Wotten, are some of the most violent periods of racial upheaval in 20th-century Britain. However, despite the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement and the increased importance being placed on Black History Month, the history of British race riots and its victims are not taught or publicised enough.

The Causes and Conclusions of the 1981 Moss Side Riots, by Millie Jacobs

The uprising of Moss Side had an air of inevitability about it. Following riots in Brixton, Toxteth and Handsworth, on 8 July 1981 Manchester became the next site of protest. When a small group of young Black men left the Nile Club, then Manchester’s leading black nightclub, they were met with jeers of “there could Continue Reading