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Papers of Sean Creighton

Identifier: CREIGHTON

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A fan of Paul Robeson from childhood Sean Creighton is an independent historian whose researches into Battersea's labour movement history, and work for Lambeth based Solon Housing Association and Community/Police Consultative Group for Lambeth, led him into researching Black British History (BBH). He was a Committee member and Secretary of the Black & Asian Studies Association, organising the deposit of the BASA archive at BCA. He undertook a project on Lewisham for BCA in 1994, and worked in the North East on an abolition of the slave trade project in 2007, the results of which are on the North East Popular Politics database at He gives talks and leads walks on BBH and incorporates BBH material into other history talks and walks. He has published on John Archer (Mayor of Battersea 1913/14), Paul Robeson in the UK, Quaker anti-slavery journalism, and Black People in the North East, as well as short items in the BASA newsletter. His latest publication is on Croydon's African and Asian History. He also publishes Black British history material by others through History & Social Action Publications: Bill Miller (Plymouth), Esther Bruce (Fulham), and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. He has assisted school projects run by Nubian Jak Community Trust. He co-ordinates the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Network. He encourages networking and information sharing.

He publicises BBH events and news on his events and news blog site, and the occasional in-depth piece on He can be contacted at


  • 1914-2011

Biographical / Historical

Sean Creighton was the former secretary of BASA (Black & Asian Studies Association)


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Black Cultural Archives: Papers of Sean Creighton
Black Cultural Archives
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Black Cultural Archives
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