Black History Walks Newsletter 28.2.24

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Ava DuVernay's newest movie 'Origin' tells story of 1st Black woman to win journalism Pulitzer

"Origin," a provocative, powerful new movie from Ava DuVernay, tells the story of Isabel Wilkerson, the Chicago bureau chief of the New York Times and first Black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for journalism.

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African Odysseys presents two excellent, award-winning films celebrating Black Women Writers

The Nikki Giovanni project at BFI Southbank on Saturday 2nd March 2pm Plus Q&A. £6.50 Tickets HERE

This life-affirming, award-winning documentary follows legendary poet and activist Nikki Giovanni, aged 80, as she looks back on her legacy and reflects on her mortality. Combining archive, personal reflection and performance, with additional contributions by Taraji P. Henson and archive featuring James Baldwin, the film recounts Giovanni’s life story, from her early immersion in Civil Rights activism, through the Black Arts Movement and Black Lives Matter protests, and looks towards an uncertain future

Origin, Special Preview plus Q&A at BFI Southbank on Monday 4th March 5.50pm. For 50% off tickets type 'Odyssey' in the promo code HERE

Inspired by Isabel Wilkerson’s influential best-seller Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the mystery of history, the origins of 'race' the wonders of romance, and a fight for our future in this multi,award-winning, critically acclaimed film.

Part of African Odysseys, 17 years of monthly, grassroots film programming by Black History Walks.

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Black History Walks in London Vol 1 book preview

Black History walks in London Volume 1 is out in bookshops and on Audible from NOW! . This unique and revolutionary book examines the streets of London from an African/Caribbean perspective and tells stories that the typical history books and tour guides never cover.

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20 Banned Black Films you need to see. 17 Years of African Odysseys - Black History Walks

The above event takes place at the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton. The African Odysseys film programme has been screening fantastic Black films once a month with Q&A's for 17 years. It is the only such programme in the country.

Some of the films we have shown have been literally banned. This presentation will go through at least 20 of them explaining what these films were about, why they were banned and the current methods of suppressing Black films that challenge Hollywood stereotypes.

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Above video: In front of 400 people packed into the BFI Southbank for 'From Hackney to Hollywood', Mia Morris OBE presents a Special Award to Terry Jervis via Reggie Maynard of Lustre Products.

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Above video: Crowds queue up to meet Terry Jervis and buy books.

The Little Mermaid's Real Black History and the books to prove it - Black History Walks

Pop down to Jacaranda Books plush headquarters on Embankment for a free, fun session on Black women, history and Hollywood movies in our breakdown of mermaids and Africa. Thursday 29th February 6.30pm

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Jacaranda Books is an independent publishing house that aims to create a platform for under-represented voices from a wide cultural heritage, but with a particular focus on works related to Africa, the Caribbean and the Diaspora. It was founded in January 2012 by Valerie Brandes. In an interview with literature website Afrikult, Brandes spoke of her desire “to revive and add to the rich tradition of black female publishing in the UK [and] to honour and continue the tradition of black publishers who came before us, figures such as Margaret Busby and Verna Wilkins.” Jacaranda Books published Black History Walks Volume 1 the first book on the Black History in London's streets available HERE

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Virginity Tests Asians Only 1970s80s

The British govenment conducted virginity tests on Asian women entering Britain. This was done at Terminal 3 Heathrow airport, London England

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Photos: Gaza faces starvation as Israel continues to block aid

Deliveries of humanitarian aid to Gaza dropped by 50 percent in February compared with January.

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How to teach GCSE Black History - Black History Walks

This Saturday 2nd March 10am to 2pm. Presentation/discussion by two of the authors of the Pearson GCSE History book now used in schools which features Black British Civil Rights Black authors of school text books are very rare. At this half day seminar, two of them will present on, and have conversations about ,the recent Pearson GCSE History text book which they...

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Black History Bus tour

Eventbrite - Black History Walks presents Black History Bus tour - Sunday, 31 March 2024 at Meet point on REQUEST. Find event and ticket information.

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Look out for these Black History Walks events in the future

  • How to rip off Black historians: a tale of copying and greed in London
  • Fighting the slave-master: Past and Present
  • Black History Bus tour and River Cruise
  • Notting hill, Harlem in Mayfair, Southbank , Elephant/Castle walks
  • Black History Canal Cruise on Regents Canal

The Amazing James Baldwin

  • African Superheroes Day

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