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Time collapsed as I saw how my grandad lived a century ago. History turned intimate | David Olusoga
Offered an early preview of the just-released 1921 census, the historian found himself overcome by details of his forebears’ lives

David Olusoga

09, Jan, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Britain’s shameful slavery history matters – that’s why a jury acquitted the Colston Four | David Olusoga
Jurors were asked to rule that Edward Colston’s heinous crimes were immaterial, but they chose to put themselves on the right side of history, says historian David Olusoga

David Olusoga

06, Jan, 2022 @10:58 AM

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Culture warriors sallied forth, only to be defeated by their own ineptitude | David Olusoga
Whether it was Nigel Farage attacking the RNLI or official cover-ups of racism, the attempts in 2021 to stoke division have fallen flat at every turn

David Olusoga

26, Dec, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Being betrayed is nothing new for the north. But that won’t lessen the blow | David Olusoga
Tackling the historical regional inequalities demands an effort akin to German reunification. ‘Levelling up’ was never more than rhetorical

David Olusoga

21, Nov, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Yes, the younger hires are diverse. But why does TV still lack black people in top roles? | David Olusoga
Ofcom’s report reveals television workforces still fail to resemble the British population

David Olusoga

03, Oct, 2021 @7:30 AM

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For rightwing culture warriors, to shed light on past conflict is to insult our history
Nothing more to say on the statue wars? Events in Newcastle suggest otherwise…

David Olusoga

15, Aug, 2021 @7:30 AM

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I owe Margaret Thatcher a debt of thanks for creating Channel 4. Now her heirs could destroy it | David Olusoga
Selling the broadcaster to the highest bidder would silence a vital independent voice

David Olusoga

25, Jul, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Southgate showed us a new England. But the old one hasn’t gone away | David Olusoga
The team gave us an insight into a modern nation. The racial abuse they received shows it won’t be an easy transition, says historian and broadcaster David Olusoga

David Olusoga

13, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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A year on, the battered and graffitied Colston is finally a potent memorial to our past | David Olusoga
The slave trader’s statue is back on show in Bristol. There’s something electric about seeing it supine in a museum

David Olusoga

06, Jun, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Britain’s failure to honour black and Asian dead is a scandal of the present, not just the past | David Olusoga
Why did it take our TV documentary to push the Commonwealth War Graves Commission into righting a wrong they had long known about?

David Olusoga

25, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The poisonously patronising Sewell report is historically illiterate | David Olusoga
It condemns young people for doing exactly what it claims to support – exploring their ancestors’ contributions to British history, says historian David Olusoga

David Olusoga

02, Apr, 2021 @2:17 PM

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The royals are just like much of our press - trapped in a fantasy version of Britain’s past | David Olusoga
We can’t enjoy a better future until we begin to reshape institutions no longer fit for today

David Olusoga

14, Mar, 2021 @9:15 AM

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