aseantoo submitted to medievalpoc:
Portrait of Francis Williams
England/Jamaica (c. 1745)
Oil on canvas
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Francis Williams (1700-1771), the earliest Black writer recorded in the British Empire. He reportedly studied in London and went on to teach reading, writing, Latin and mathematics in his native Jamaica. You can read some of his verses here.
7:12 pm • 19 September 2014 • 320 notes
Why isn’t the BBC reporting this? No channel has a breaking news story. Can’t cut off Eastenders now can we?
BBC News 24 is reporting some fucking fire in America as if it’s urgent. What is with this silence?? Fuck this bullshit media.
There is a potential riot happening in George Square, fascists, antifacists, bigots and angry Yes folk.
We don’t matter all of a sudden now that the referendum is over?
I hate this.
7:01 pm • 19 September 2014 • 285 notes
For the first time in history a country has rejected its own independence. Fear bested hope. I saw a Scotsman on television say “I don’t think we could have stood on our own two feet.” I witnessed Scots jumping up and down, cheering that they rejected the one chance to break away from…
6:59 pm • 19 September 2014 • 661 notes