Kathleen Wrasama

Black Cultural Archives1980

Black Cultural Archives

Black Cultural Archives

Kathleen Wrasama Taken from Ethiopia as a child, Kathleen came to England in 1917. After traumatic experiences in children’s homes in Yorkshire she ran away and found work as a farm labourer. During the 1930s she moved to London and worked as an extra in films with Paul Robeson,and later established a Black seaman’s mission in Stepney with her husband. She was a founder member of the Stepney Coloured Peoples Association, an organisation committed to improving community relations, education and housing for Black people in the local area. REF BCA/5/1/24

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