A multimedia cd-rom for Windows and Macintosh computers.
HomeBeats is a multimedia journey through time, from Africa, the Caribbean and Asia, to the making of modern Britain. The first cd-rom on racism and the black presence in Britain, it fuses music, graphics, video, text and animation into a stunning voyage of
personal and historical discovery for every user.
Through a series of fully interlinked sections -
Memories, Places, People, Visions, Images -
HomeBeats makes the links between past and
present accessible to young people in a way possible
in no other medium. It covers the history of the struggle
for racial justice, tracing the connections between slavery,
the colonial experience and modern day racism.
The story of how black communities were built in the UK
is told through the stories of eight locations in Britain:
Birmingham, Bradford, Brixton, the East End of London,
Glasgow, Liverpool, Notting Hill and Southall.
Easy and fun to use, with a soundtrack by
Asian Dub Foundation, HomeBeats lets you learn
at your own pace.
These are just some of the topics:
- Sugar and slavery
- India's freedom struggle
- The scramble for Africa
- The Civil Rights movement
- Refugees and asylum-seekers
- Images of black people
- Fascism in Europe
- Biographies and portraits of 50 key individuals
from John Archer, the first black mayor in Britain,
to Angela Davis, a leader of the US Black Power movement.
Other features include:
- Quiz game
- Search facility
- Fully indexed
- 200,000 words of text articles
- Glossary of keywords
- Hundreds of photographs
- Over 20 video clips.
- Over 1 hour of audio material