Jeffrey Green

Jeffrey is a historian
based south of London

February 5th, 2014

This site was established in December 2009 and is largely focussed on the activities of people of African descent in Britain before the Second World War.

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An independent historian, my researches have been published widely and talks have been presented in gatherings around Britain and the U.S.A., as well as Paris and Sweden. Contributions to reference sources include the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and multiple articles have been published by History Today, Black Perspective in Music (New York), New Community (London) and Immigrants and Minorities. Book reviews have been published by The Times Literary Supplement, Storyville, and elsewhere.

Studies of Edmund Thornton Jenkins, an African American composer in 1910s and 1920s England and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, the Afro-British composer (1875-1912) were published in 1982 and 2011. Black Edwardians appeared in 1998.

Enjoy the contents of this site, which has attracted descendants of nineteenth century people who lived in Britain far from their natal lands.


Jeffrey Green was born in Nuneaton in 1944 and lived in London until he worked in Uganda for National and Grindlays Bank 1968-1970 after which he crossed the USA by Greyhound bus and worked, as an export manager, for two British companies. This afforded him more opportunities to travel widely.