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2021 - 2022 Modern Volume 18

Marsha P. Johnson: A Trailblazer for the LGBTQ+ Black Community

By Anya Goulthorpe “As long as my people don’t have their rights across America, there’s no reason for celebration”.  This quote was eloquently spoken by LGBTQ+ activist and social trailblazer, Marsha P. Johnson. She would later be attributed to propelling the gay liberation movement, something which many modern historians fail to recognise due to the …

2021 - 2022 Modern Volume 18

“Instead of getting life histories or love interests, black characters get magical powers”: How the Magical N*gro Trope Perpetuates Racist Stereotypes

By Kate Flood. In the early days of Hollywood, black characters were most often played by white actors in blackface, an evolution of the racist theatrical practice of minstrelsy. Much has changed since then, but although blackface is now widely criticised and seen as generally unacceptable, this unfortunately does not mean that modern film is …

2021 - 2022 Resources for Contributors

Upcoming volumes.

Please note that dates may be subject to change. Black History Month  Submit by: Sunday 10th October 2021 Disability History Month  Submit by: Sunday 31st October 2021 JOY Submit by: Sunday 28th November 2021 LGBT History Month Submit by: Sunday 16th January 2022 Women’s History Month Submit by: Sunday 27th February 2022 Mental health and …

2021 - 2022 Foreword

New Histories: Foreword

Hello and welcome to New Histories. We are a student-led platform that aims to make history more accessible for a wider audience. First and foremost, this is not extra academic work. You do not need to treat your contribution how you would an essay. There is no need for references or wordcounts. We are not …