What you will learn:

During the 100-year centenary of WW1 commemorations, Stories of Omission set out to explore the representation of Black soldiers during and after the Great War.

In this Elective, you will not only learn some of the history that is available (but often difficult to find), but perhaps more importantly, you will learn the stories that were missed, hidden, ignored or disregarded. Together through this learning, we will have the intention of ‘rectifying the omission’.

By the end of this Elective, you will have a better understanding of the contributions of Black soldiers In World War 1. You will understand why it is important to learn 360-degree history, and you will be exposed to personal experiences and perspectives of unheard voices.

About the instructor:

Garry Stewart is the Founder and Director of Recognize Black Heritage & Culture, Black Heritage Walks Network, and the Windrush Caribbean Film Festival. Garry is also a partner of Blackstory Partnership (delivery agents for Birmingham Black History month brochure and Launch event). Garry has recently graduated from Birmingham City University with a BA in Black Studies. Prior to becoming fully invested in the delivery of Black History & Heritage, Garry has 30 years of experience in Telecommunications gained in the mobile and HM Armed Forces communications divisions.

Garry is considered an upcoming trusted voice in the Heritage sector and is a member of the Birmingham City council Heritage Steering Forum, The First World War SSN network with the Imperial War Museum, and the Black Heritage Walks Network. He has also been an advisor to the National Arboretum in recognizing African & Caribbean soldiers and the installation of a monument.

Garry has appeared in a plethora of broadcasted media on National and Local TV and Radio, discussing a wide range of issues that affect the African Caribbean community in the United Kingdom. He is an associate producer and the UK ambassador of the All African American female US 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, which was awarded the US Congressional Medal by President Biden in 2022.
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Suggested Length:60 min(Flexible)
# of Employees: Flexible
Delivery: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Keynote Followed by Q&A
  • Lecture with Discussion
  • Interactive Workshop

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