This fascinating course of 5 lectures will focus on the contributions made by people of African and Caribbean descent to London in the areas of Literature, Politics, Music, Sports, Entertainment, Royalty and Health before 1948.
This course is important as this area of study has been seriously neglected and will provide the students with the knowledge of the invaluable input people of African and Caribbean descent have provided to London, from the 17th century to 1948.
Clearly there is a need for this sort of information.
After all: Can YOU name 10 people of African and Caribbean descent who have contributed to the history of London before 1948 in the areas of Literature, Politics, Music, Sports, Entertainment, Royalty and Health?
Class One: Literature
This lecture takes us on an incredible journey focussing on best selling writers and the emergence of the Black press as a voice of the oppressed peoples in London and abroad. We will focus on writers and editors such as Phillis Wheatley, Robert Wedderburn and more.
Class Two: Politics
This informative lecture focuses on the African and Caribbean contribution to politics and the organisations that emerged. Some of the personalities we will focus on include William Cuffay, Henry Sylvester Williams and more.
Class Three: Music
This lecture will uncover the hidden histories of people of African and Caribbean descent who have contributed to London in the field of Music and Entertainment. We will focus on both Classical and Popular musicians such as Ignatius Sancho, Elisabeth Welch and many more.
Class Four: Sport & Entertainment
This lecture will uncover the hidden histories of people of African and Caribbean descent who have contributed to London in the field of Sport and Entertainment. We will focus on entertainers and sport personalities in the area of equestrian sports, football and boxing such as Walter Tull, Bill Richmond, Tom Molineaux and many more.
Class Five: Royalty & Health
This lecture will cover the African presence in the British Royal Family and uncover the hidden histories of people of African and Caribbean descent who have contributed to London in the field of Health and Welfare. In this lecture we will focus on medical professionals such as Dr George Rice, Dr. Cecil Belfield Clarke and many more.
This is an introductory course and does not assume any previous study or reading. Handouts of each lesson and a reading list will be provided. The course will be taught through illustrated lectures and discussion.
|Video Testimonials from 'Black Londoners' Course - August 2015
The course will run for
one lecture per week starting on
Wednesday 17th August 2016 from
7pm to 9pm at
Pimlico Academy, Lupus Street, London, SW1V 3AT. 3 minutes walk from Pimlico Tube Station (Victoria Line).
The course costs
£80 per person. Reading lists and handouts are provided.
Places on this course are limited.
Places are available on a strictly first come, first served basis and we anticipate that there will be a lot of demand for this course.
HOW TO BOOK
To book your place
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