Digital stories collection

Watch a collection of digital stories, created for The Making of Black Britain oral history project

By The Making of Black Britain

Jackie, London (2021) by Vanely BurkeThe Making of Black Britain

To be part of history, and shape the future, someone needs to hear your story and remember it. 
The Making of Black Britain is dedicated to telling those stories. To capture the everyday of everyone; every colour, class, and creed, from generation to generation – the real people who make up Britain today. 
And through this, learn how Black Britain emerged, reflecting the changing landscape of our nation – a label that has much to say about us all.

Leah, Leeds (2021)The Making of Black Britain

Leah was born in Britain.
She is of Caribbean and British heritage.
She lives in the north of England.


Leah created her digital story for The Making of Black Britain on 11th September, 2021.

The Heart (2021) by LeahThe Making of Black Britain

The Heart, by Leah, 2021

Isatu, Leeds (2021) by Vanely BurkeThe Making of Black Britain

Isatu was born in Britain.
She is of Sierra Leonean heritage.
Isatu was fostered by a British family for a couple of years as a child.

Isatu created her digital story for The Making of Black Britain on 11th September, 2021.

Who am I? (2021) by IsatuThe Making of Black Britain

Who am I? by Isatu, 2021

A portrait of Tobi (2022)The Making of Black Britain

Tobi was born in Lagos, Nigeria. 
He came to Britain in 2012 at the age of 13.
His full name is Oluwatobiloba Adebola, but he is known as Tobi Adey.
Tobi comes from a musical family and has two siblings.

Tobi created his digital story in 2021.

Race (2021)The Making of Black Britain

Race, by Toby, 2021

A portrait of Annabeth (2022)The Making of Black Britain

Annabeth is second-generation British.
She was born in Britain.
She is of Ghanaian descent.


Annabeth created her digital story in 2021.

Hope is a Weapon (2021) by AnnabethThe Making of Black Britain

Hope is a Weapon, by Annabeth, 2021

Denetta (2021)The Making of Black Britain

Denetta was born in Leeds, UK.
She is of Jamaican and Scottish descent.

Denetta created her digital story for The Making of Black Britain on 11th September, 2021.

John & Mary (2021) by DenettaThe Making of Black Britain

John & Mary, by Denetta, 2021

A portrait of Sue (2022)The Making of Black Britain

Sue was born in Britain.
She has English and Scottish heritage.

Sue completed her digital story for The Making of Black Britain on 4th November 2021.

The Hole in the Hedge (2021) by SueThe Making of Black Britain

The Hole in the Hedge, by Sue, 2021

Elaine, London (2021) by Vanley BurkeThe Making of Black Britain

Elaine is of Jamaican heritage.
She was born in Britain.
Elaine is an artist.
 
Elaine was interviewed for The Making of Black Britain on 15th January, 2021.

Elaine's pain (2022)The Making of Black Britain

Pain, by Elaine, 2022

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