Black History is longer than a month...
Walks, Talks and Films on Black history all year long
16 Years of Education Through Film
In this  issue:

Black British Female Civil Rights Heroines
Sisters in Science Fiction (Part 1)  8 seats left !
Secrets of Soho, Notting Hill  and Clapham Common walks
Dr Strange and Black Panther Movie Breakdowns coming soon!
James Baldwin Oscar winning Documentary screens 1st April
Huntley conference on Black literature 4th March
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Secrets of Soho  Walk  
   Sunday March 5th 11am
Book  via info@blackhistorywalks.co.uk 

This special walk delves into an amazing depth of Black history between Soho Square and Russell Square, It features:

Ancient African civilisations and Great British Thieves
Black Female entrepeneurs
The Marcus Garvey connection
Academia and the white curriculum
Black British Civil rights activists 
Forgotten African genocide of the 20th century
Black women broadcasters
Racial and gender Equality in the military

Notting Hill Walk  
   Sunday March 5th 3pm
Book  via info@blackhistorywalks.co.uk 

There is much more to Notting Hill than Carnival but even that history is often mis-represented. Find out about pioneering African/Caribbean people who literally fought for equality and laid the foundation for modern multi-cultural London. Why does Portobello Road have that name? Where in London is there evidence of 3500 years of African civilisation? How is Kelso Cochrane connected to Stephen Lawrence? This walk features:

West Indian Freedom Fighters in London
The White Defence League, Oswald Mosley and immigration
Black self empowerment, economics and community planning
Claudia Jones and the origins of Carnival
Black British Civil Rights and English Nazis
Bob Marley, Diana Ross,Marvin Gaye, Nina Simone, where they hung out 

Clapham Common  Walk  
   Sunday March 19th 1pm
Book  via info@blackhistorywalks.co.uk 

Due to the interest generated from our lecture 1834 Slavery Compensation: Who got the £20 million? We have sponsored a special walk in the Clapham Common area to expose the African  resistance and presence in the area. There are also many homes and establishments literally built from the profits of slavery. This walk features:
 
  • The African Academy, an all black school in the 1800's
  • Black Freedom fighters and the Sierra Leone connection
  • African aristocracy in 1800's London
  • Jamaican Maroons and African-Canadians
  • How enslaved Africans helped poor English people
  • Barclays, Hibbert and other  estates built with West Indian money
  • The Clapham Sect and white abolitionists
  • Stained glass propaganda and the famous Windrush air raid shelter
  • Inter-generational wealth

 Sisters in Science Fiction (1 of 12) : Writers
Friday 17th March 6.30pm  
More information and free tickets HERE 8 seats left

Guest speakers Felisha Mason and Tosin Coker

 Black British Female Civil Rights Heroines 
Friday 31st March 6.30pm  
More information and free tickets HERE

The bias in schools gives the impression that racism and civil rights was an American issue and totally ignores the struggles Black British people endured. In recognition of International Women's Month and the imminent screening of I am Not your Negro (The James Baldwin story) this presentation will provide the names and achievements of those Black women born or resident here that fought against British racism over the last 300 years. 

Includes: Mary Prince, Phyllis Wheatley, Dame Jocelyn Barrow, Florence Mills, Mavis Best, Adelaide Hall, Sybil Phoenix, Connie Mark, Linda Bellos, Will Brown and many others. Issues covered include; virginity testing at Heathrow, deaths in custody, Saturday schools, Educationally Sub Normal classes, theatre, the Royal Navy, politics and much more

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The Movie Breakdowns will be back in April ! Coming Soon..

Dr Strange
Black Panther
Planet of the Apes
The Purge
Zootopia

Join us as we expose the hidden Black history in the latest Hollywood blockbusters .   Get on the mail list HERE

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I am Not our Negro will screen 1st April as part of African Odysseys at the BFI Southbank

Tickets will be on sale shortly but please be aware that ALL of our films/ talks and walks have sold out in advance this year so please don't delay when it comes to booking
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In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, "Remember This House." The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin's death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished
 

Is Blackness bending the digital world? In the radical tradition of Bogle-L’Ouverture Publishing and New Beacon Books, avant-garde Black publishing takes centre stage at the annual Huntley conference.

Conference themes:
Through an open dialogue across, what we call, "Deep roots and New shoots," the conference offers and inspires an intergenerational, cross-cultural, multi-ethnic connection, discussing the multiplicity of "Blackness” then and "Blackness" now; how ideas around identity and being Black are no longer restricted, becoming more fluid; how breaking convention is the new normal; notions of digital democracies and revolutions; the impact on where and how Black narratives are distributed; and who is leading millennial progressive Black publishing interventions

Tickets and more info HERE