Emily Cousins

Student Historian

Having completed an undergraduate degree in English and Related Literature at the University of York, Emily Cousins is visiting the University of Washington as a graduate student on the Euromasters Programme. Maintaining a strong interest in narratives, Emily is attracted to politically motivated explorations of the past and its people, particularly surrounding themes of social justice and equality. She likes singing, nature, and chai.


Linton Kwesi Johnson (1952– )

Linton Kwesi Johnson, political activist, poet and reggae artist, was born in Chapelton, Jamaica in 1952. After his parents’ divorce, Johnson was raised by his grandmother. Johnson left his small parish in 1963 and moved to London, UK to be with his mother, where he attended Tulse Hill secondary school. Johnson became increasingly aware … Read MoreLinton Kwesi Johnson (1952– )

Nottingham Riots (1958)

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" On the 23rd of August 1958, the country’s “forgotten” race riot unfolded on the streets of Nottingham, England. This culmination of simmering tension, sparked finally over opposition to interracial romance, was a pre-cursor to the mass violence that followed a week … Read MoreNottingham Riots (1958)

Jefferson Eugene Grigsby Jr.(1918 – )

Artist and academic Jefferson Eugene Grigsby, Jr., was born on October 15, 1918 in Greensboro, North Carolina. His interest and enjoyment in art and creativity began in childhood and was later pursued through formal education. He earned a BA from Morehouse College in 1938 and … Read MoreJefferson Eugene Grigsby Jr.(1918 – )

The Notting Hill Riots (1958)

London Police Clash with White Youth During Notting Hill Riot Amidst racial intolerance and competition over resources, the white working class of the Notting Hill area, London, UK, launched an attack against members of the black community on August the 30, 1958. Forced to arm … Read MoreThe Notting Hill Riots (1958)