Douglas Beoku Betts

Douglas Beoku Betts born in 1957 – London.

Listen below to find out more about Douglas’s family background, education and working life:

 

Explains his involvement with Mainstream Partnership and it’s role:

 

Recalls working with artist Carol Leeming:

 

Recalls his reasons for being involved with Mainstream Partnership organisation:

 

Recalls working with Mainstream Partnership from 2000:

 

Explains the impact of Mainstream Partnership:

 

Recalls Mainstream Partnerships involvement with Black History Month:

 

Explains the organisational structure of Mainstream Partnership:

 

Explains his thoughts on the importance of Black History Month:

 

Recalls an event organised by Mainstream Partnership:

 

Explains his thoughts on the importance of Black History Month and Mainstream Partnership’s role within BHM and its legacy:

 

Explains his thoughts on learning about Black History:

 

Explains his reflections on Black History Month past, present and future:

 

Explains his thoughts on Black History Month as a ‘Month’ or a ‘Season’:

 

Explains his thoughts on Black History within education:

 

Reflects on his role within Mainstream Partnership:

 

Explains his thoughts on artists and how Black History Month can change people’s thoughts about how they perform and how they are perceived by an audience:

 

 Photograph Credit: BBC Radio Leicester www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-30039490