Thursday, December 27, 2012

John Archer (1863-1932) Britain's First Black Mayor

I'm doing research on London and Liverpool of the 1890s and want to give a shout out to Liverpool historian Raymond Costello for sharing with me a copy of his out-of-print paperback, John Archer (1863-1932) The Story of Britain's First Black Mayor. Martha Ann Ricks was likely acquainted with John Archer and his wife.

Dr. Costello has written an authoritative book on Black Liverpool and recently on Black seaman in the UK titled Black Salt. I've read the Black Liverpool book - fascinating insights on the community!

Here are a couple links for more information on John Archer:
* From Nerve 11 - bio
100 Great Black Britons - bio

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