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June 2024

Harlem Renaissance exhibition at The Met, New York 

I visited the Harlem Renaissance exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and it was a truly enlightening experience.

The exhibition honors the powerful impact of the Harlem Renaissance, a pivotal movement in American history that transformed the cultural landscape of the 1920s and 30s.

At the heart of the exhibition is Alain Leroy Locke, a figure of immense significance in creating the Movement. As the first Black Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford in 1907, Locke's influence as a philosopher and critic earned him the title of the 'Father of the Harlem Renaissance.' His vision and support for African American artists and intellectuals cultivated unprecedented creativity and identity during a period of profound social change.

The exhibition features celebrated artists such as Charles Alston, Aaron Douglas, Meta Warrick Fuller, Palmer Hayden, Bert Hurley, William H. Johnson, Archibald Motley, Jr., Winold Reiss, Augusta Savage, James Van Der Zee, and Laura Wheeler Waring.

You can join the new Black Oxford Untold Stories guided bus tour to learn about Alain LeRoy Locke and the history and presence of Black scholars at the University of Oxford. The tours start on the following dates: - Saturday 27th July - Saturday 10th August - Saturday 14th September - Saturday 5th, 6th, 12th, and 13th October

Book Now https://www.citysightseeingoxford.com/black-oxford/

June 2024

Afternoon Tea at Highland Beach

I was delighted to be invited to Highland Beach as part of my book tour. Highland Beach is a special place in American history, known as the summer retreat of two iconic figures: Frederick Douglass and Mary Church Terrell.

Nestled on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, this quaint community served as a haven for African Americans who sought respite from the constraints of segregation during the early 20th century. Frederick Douglass, a renowned abolitionist, writer, and statesman, found solace and inspiration in the tranquil beauty of Highland Beach. His summer home, Twin Oaks, provided a sanctuary where he could continue his advocacy for civil rights while enjoying the serene surroundings of Maryland's coastline. 

Mary Church Terrell, a prominent civil rights activist and one of the first African American women to earn a college degree, also made Highland Beach her summer retreat.

Established in 1893 by Charles Douglass, Frederick Douglass's son, it became one of the first African American-owned beach resorts in the United States. The book signing event, themed around an elegant afternoon tea, symbolized more than a delightful gathering; it represents a tradition of resilience, community, and empowerment.  Black women have utilized tea party gatherings to plan, strategize, and discuss the ongoing struggle for equality and justice.

Thank you to the Highland Beach community for attending and supporting the event. The staff and volunteers all worked hard to make the event memorable and a great success. A special thank you to Vantresa Scott for sponsoring the event and the Highland Beach Town Hall and the Frederick Douglas House Museum.
June 2024
Thank You, New York!

I had an amazing day at my book signing event in New York!

It was wonderful to see so many of you there, and I am truly thankful for your overwhelming support and enthusiasm. It was a day to remember, from the welcoming steel pan music to the beautiful Caribbean buffet the guests enjoyed. Meeting and hearing your thoughts on the book meant the world to me.

A heartfelt thank you to all the supporters who joined us; your presence made the event truly special and unforgettable.  I also want to extend my sincerest gratitude to my sponsors. Your generous support made this event possible, and I am incredibly grateful for your belief in my work.

Last but certainly not least, I want to thank my family members, Dennon Garraway, Savern Rollins, and Esther Paul, who have been my pillars of strength throughout this journey.
May 2024

Invitation to the King's Garden Party, Buckingham Palace

I was delighted to wear my creative producer's hat to represent the creative industries at the King's Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, May 15th. It was a wonderful day, with the sun shining all day, a handshake from the King, catching up with friends, and making new ones. My 85-year-old mother looked amazing and had a great time.

May 2024

I am thrilled to announce the launch of 
BLACK OXFORD UNTOLD STORIES  GUIDED BUS TOURS.

Black Oxford Untold Stories, in partnership with Oxford Bus Company, launches a guided bus tour—a unique journey back in time that unlocks the secret histories of Oxford’s Black scholars.

Visitors can enjoy the experience via City Sightseeing Oxford’s hop-on hop-off bus, take in the breathtaking views of Oxford's picturesque spires from the top deck, and get up close with a walk through the city’s historic streets.

The tour challenges the misconception that historically black students never studied at the University of Oxford.  “When it comes to the University of Oxford’s historic alumni, the names of Oscar Wilde, C.S. Lewis, Margaret Thatcher, Harold Wilson, and Bill Clinton are familiar to many.  But what about its Black scholars?

Luke Marion, City Sightseeing Oxford Managing Director, said: “We’re proud to have formed such an innovative partnership that enables us to offer our customers a unique insight into Oxford’s history.

For more information and to book a tour, visit the City Sightseeing Oxford website here:

I am delighted to announce that Black Oxford: The Untold Stories of Oxford University's Black Scholars is now available at the Visitors Information Point. 

The accessibility of the Visitor Information Point at 44 – 45 High Street,
Oxford will enable visitors to the city to find and purchase a copy of Black Oxford - The Untold Stories of Oxford University's Black Scholar and learn more about the Black presence at the University and its many scholars, from Christian Frederick Cole, the first Black scholar in 1873 to the first African woman  Kofoworola Moore, and the first Rhodes Scholar, Alain LeRoy Locke.

Join me on March 23rd from 11.00 am - 3.00 pm for a book signing event at the Visitor Information Point to delve into the fascinating history of Black scholars at Oxford University. 

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Join me for a FREE webinar on
How to Develop an Entrepreneurial Mindset on Saturday, February 3rd, from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Check out the details and register here.

HAPPY RENEW YEAR

Welcome to 2024

I will be launching my Elevating Your Excellence coaching programme in the forthcoming weeks. If you are an ambitious woman looking to level up your career or start on your entrepreneurial journey, and you need a coach who can provide guidance, clarity, and confidence to help you banish self-doubt and sabotage, then check out the details here or contact me to book a discovery call.

Looking forward to the upcoming Oxford Indie Book Fair at the Oxford Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford. My latest book, The Adventures of a Black Edwardian Intellectual - The Story of James Arthur Harley will be showcased at Stall 37. The Fair is free, so come down and say hello and enjoy a Sunday meeting with writers, book lovers, readers, and artists.

Black Oxford Untold Stories launches its
Black History Month programme Trailblazers with
a free classical concert on Wednesday, October 4th,
in Leiden Square, Westgate Oxford.

The podcast, blog and images are now available from An evening with Mrs Terrell and Friends screening at Manchester Metropolitan University.

 

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HAPPY RENEW YEAR
Welcome to 2023 
 I wish everyone a  productive, peaceful, and profitable year. I am delighted to start the year with positivity, and possibilities and aim to continue with the energy from the end of last year. To create what I will call Happy RENEW Year, I am delivering two ASPIRE workshops for ambitious women and emerging entrepreneurs in February and a repeat of the Activation training and coaching programme on the 4th and 5th of March. 
Press the button below for details about each programme 

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November 2022

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November 2022

An evening with Mrs Terrell and Friends

I am delighted to be working in collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University to bring my play An evening with Mrs Terrell and Friends, about four African American women from Washington's Black elite and their contributions to the Civil Rights Movement c1900, supported by the British American Studies Association,  Eccles Centre for American Studies and Manchester University,  to an audience of 75 A-level history students.

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November 2022

London Book Launch

A great evening at the Biltmore Hotel, Mayfair, for the London book launch. Thank you to Antigua and Barbuda High Commission, High Commissioner Karen-Mae Hill and her fantastic team. George Ukachukwu for his portrayal of James Arthur Harley. Dr Clare Haynes for hosting the in-conversation, and Konya Kanneh-Mason

for her beautiful recital.

New Book

From the discovery of his archive in a battered suitcase in Shepshed, Leicestershire, to five years of research and following in his footsteps, I am excited to share James Arthur Harley's remarkable true story. 

The Adventures of a Black Edwardian Intellectual - The Story of James Arthur Harley, Signal Books, 2022, is now available. 

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June 2022

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September 2021

Meet the cast of
An evening with Mrs Terrell
and friends

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Meya Brumell

Natasha Culzac

Dionne Ward-Anderson

Hannah Balogun

January 2021

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I am delighted to deliver my bespoke A.S.P.I.R.E. training programme for Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service

December 2020

How to get started with your

research

Free guide launched 

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November 2020

An evening with Mrs Terrel and Friends (

I am delighted to bring my Eccles Centre Fellowship research, Passive Adornments or Progressive Advocates, based on the contributions of four African American women from the Washington black elite. C 1900, ‘alive'.  In 2021, audiences will be invited to An Evening with   Mrs Terrell and Friends

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