Ghosts of

Udham Singh

Udham Singh was an Indian revolutionary from the Punjab who – after returning from fighting for the British in World War One – witnessed the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar, 1919. British troops fired indiscriminately on a crowd of thousands in the name of maintaining law and order. Hundreds were murdered and many more injured. […]

Olaudah Equiano

Kidnapped and sold into slavery when he was 7 years old in (approximately) 1752 – eventually, Olaudah was able to buy his freedom. Following decades of adventure, in 1781 he learned of the Zong massacre. To enable the captain to claim compensation for the loss on the ship Zong’s insurance, 130 African enslaved people were […]

Josie McGowan

Josephine ‘Josie’ McGowan was the first Cumann na mBan (Women’s Council) member to be killed during the Irish Revolution. At a protest against British rule, she was beaten up by a member of the Dublin Metropolitan Police. She died a few days later on 29 September 1918. The death certificate stated that she died of […]