The histories of activism tend to ignore black women. They have been taken for granted and assumed to have a passive role. Women Of The Soil is a heritage project which focuses on the professional achievements of local Black women and their activism within the community from the 1980’s to the present day. It also looks at the ways in which Louise Da-Cocodia has influenced their professional/political /cultural development.
This project is aimed at inspiring the next generation(s), especially young women; to not only empower themselves but also think of the wider community. It is also committed to ensuring that the voices of Black women and girls of all ages can be heard.
CLICK HERE for the full background to the project. Worth also checking out this series of articles: Suffrage 100: The black women who changed British history www.voice-online.co.uk/article/suffrage-100-black-women-who-changed-british-history .
Links to the various pages and sections of the project:
The Women Of The Soil project focuses on the professional achievements of Manchester black women and their activism within the ...View Page
Two documentary films about the Women Of The Soil project created by First Cut Media and directed by Tony Reeves ...View Page
Deanne Heron, Dawn Owen-Harris, Erica McInnis, Francia Messado and Kim Wasey were interviewed for the Women Of The Soil project ...View Page
Julie Asumu, Erinma Bell, Wendy Henry and Zam Zam Mohammed were interviewed for the Women Of The Soil project with ...View Page
Carol Baxter, Mary Chaba, Verna Davis and Jeanette Stanley were interviewed for the Women Of The Soil project with a ...View Page
Jackie Bailey, Maria Noble and Sonia Stewart were interviewed for the Women Of The Soil project with a focus on ...View Page
Lorna Downer, Mumba Kafula, Betty Luckham, Jackie McNeish and Natalie Teniola were interviewed for the Women Of The Soil project ...View Page
Judy Craven, Marilyn Cuffy, Tony Harris and Diane Watt were interviewed for the Women Of The Soil project with a ...View Page
As a part of the Women Of The Soil project a number of workshops took place for young people's development ...View Page
Zam Zam Mohammed
Prof Dr Carol Baxter
Dr Kim Wasey
Dr Erinma Bell
Dr Diana Watt
Dr Erica Mapule McInnis
Louise Da-Cocodia Education Trust was funded by Heritage Lottery Fund to work in partnership with First Cut Media and Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust on the Women Of The Soil project to produce a documentary and resources.