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Black History Month: Document of a bill of sale for slave woman named Philis, 1845

Black History Month: Document of a bill of sale for slave woman named Philis, 1845

Mortimer's Market, Tottenham Court Road, London

Mortimer's Market, Tottenham Court Road, London

Photograph of an amputation on April 18, 1847 during the Mexican-American War of Sergeant Antonio Bustos by Belgian surgeon Pedro Vander Linden (who is holding the leg)

Photograph of an amputation on April 18, 1847 during the Mexican-American War of Sergeant Antonio Bustos by Belgian surgeon Pedro Vander Linden (who is holding the leg)

July 23 Two CS gas canisters are thrown into the chamber of the British House of Commons.

July 23 Two CS gas canisters are thrown into the chamber of the British House of Commons.

Inhabitants of Kennington Road in south-east London gather to survey the damage to a blitzed building after a World War II German air raid. 8th September 1940

Inhabitants of Kennington Road in south-east London gather to survey the damage to a blitzed building after a World War II German air raid. 8th September 1940

Chartist general strike 1842 and UK miners’ strike 1984-5.    "The bookends of the movement for fair employment and the right to work in Britain. The workers’ movement was born in earnest with the Chartist strike – the largest industrial action in the world in the 19th century, with half-a-million workers withdrawing their labour or taking over their factories."  Ed Vulliamy, The Observer

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Chartist general strike 1842 and UK miners’ strike 1984-5. "The bookends of the movement for fair employment and the right to work in Britain. The workers’ movement was born in earnest with the Chartist strike – the largest industrial action in the world in the 19th century, with half-a-million workers withdrawing their labour or taking over their factories." Ed Vulliamy, The Observer

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