By Tilak Patel
Black British history matters.
That’s why Stephen Bourne, a London South Bank University (LSBU) honorary graduate, will be presenting an engaging and illustrated talk about the lives of some of the pioneering African Caribbean nurses who worked in Britain before the birth of the National Health Service in 1948, at LSBU on Thursday May 10.
Stephen’s timely talk will reveal the untold stories and the significant contributions made by these people, which is now more pressing, in light of the recent controversy over the government’s appalling treatment of the Windrush Generation.
As a writer, film director and social historian specialising in black heritage and gay culture, Stephen has been recognised by the BBC as “discovering many stories that have been remained untold for years”.
As part of his talk, Stephen will discuss Annie Brewster, who worked at a famous London hospital from 1881 to 1902, and Princess Tsehai, who was employed at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for sick children during the London Blitz of 1940-41.
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