BHW Newsletter 15.3.2018
Black history is longer than a month...
16 years of Education Through Film
African Superheroes Day
Sunday 25th March 3-6pm.

There are loads of African Superheroes apart from Black Panther and at least 80 of them are women. Join us for a fun-filled interactive session, as we cover comics, TV shows and video games produced in Africa, the Caribbean and England. We also highlight the real African history disguised as fantasy in such media with facts and figures. Tickets HERE
Medical Apartheid parts 1 and 2
26/27th March 6.30pm

A review of the scientific experiments and research performed on Black
people to refine various drugs and medical treatments for use with white people. We also detail chemical and biological warfare.This presentation will draw on Harriet Washington's book of the same name, various documentation from World War 1 and 2, Aboriginal history, Vietnam, US prisons, Porton Down, Ivory coast, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Australia, Nigeria, Somalia, Kenya and South Africa.
We will cover:

  • Piracy, Poisons and East Africa
  • Radioactive People: North Africa and the Pacific
  • Birth and Crowd Control: The South African Solution, Project Coast
  • National Security Memorandum 200
  • Vic Mackie and Congressional Inquiries
  • The 'War on Drugs', Haiti, Jamaica, USA
Free tickets HERE
Black Panther's real African history and the books to prove it !
Saturday 31st March 2pm

Millions have seen Black Panther but not realised the film references real African history. In this interactive audio-visual presentation we will use photos,art and trailers from the movie alongside quotes and interviews from the director, actors and writers. For each fact revealed, we will list at least one book/dvd which illustrates the actual black history shown in the film . We will also show which local and international museums you can find the evidence in. We will cover:

  • African female soldiers ancient and modern
  • 5 black female generals and Africa's real vibranium
  • Black female inventors and their inventions
  • The Black Panther Party in Brixton and Notting Hill
  • 5 revolutionary African leaders
  • 5 Ancient African writing systems that are NOT Egyptian hieroglyphs
  • Dress, design and architecture of west, east and south Africa
  • African spiritual systems pre -European invasion with real African Goddesses
  • The real Wakanda and the IMF/World Bank
7 Tickets left HERE
Black cowboys in 'western' movies, two films plus a presentation
Saturday 21st April @bfisouthbank


The beginnings of African cinema .Living legend Moustapha Alassane is driven by the desire to experiment and reinvent cinema on the African continent; this documentary explores his life and work. Alassane takes us back to the beginnings of African cinema and his youthful magic lantern shows, as well as his later forays into animation and low-budget westerns.


La Belle at the movies. Kinshasa, ‘Kin la Belle,’ is a city of 10 million people without a single cinema. This poetic homage to Kinshasa’s once-vibrant film industry includes interviews with filmmakers, cinema owners and government officials. It also documents the extraordinary Kinshasa cowboy culture that grew in response to the 1960s spaghetti westerns. This film will be introduced by the director. Plus The Return of an Adventurer ,Niger1966 Dir Moustapha Alassane.
Returning from the US to his village in Niger, a man brings western outfits to his close friends, who decide to become cowboys.


Africa goes West: The Black Cowboy. Join Black History Walks for an illustrated exploration of the African diaspora contribution to the classic Hollywood genre, the western. With expert panelists and a wide range of clips, we will consider the films and the genre from a cultural, historical and political perspective. Bring your own questions for a Q&A following the presentation.

Tickets £6.50 per event or £15.00 for all three HERE
An African Odysseys event
Black British Civil Rights Heroes 1596-2006 Part 2
Wednesday 25th April 6.30pm

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to host a presentation by Black History Walks on 'African British Civil Rights Heroes'.

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. This presentation will provide the names and achievements of those Black people born or resident here that fought against British racism over the last 400 years.
We will cover: virginity testing at Heathrow, healthcare, housing, media representation, deaths in custody, Saturday schools, ESN classes, and much more. Free tickets HERE
Testimonial: I finally got the opportunity to go on an educational walk in London with Black History Walks
Been meaning to for many years but always a conflict in dates....
To think I've been walking past so many sites (even now and during my university days), blissfully unaware of the hidden heritage and history related to them is astonishing!
The efforts of so many African/Black people who came before whose activism and efforts would ultimately change UK society for the better, who would fade into obscurity if the establishment had its own way is truly inspirational.
It puts a lot of the taken for granted 'freedoms' we now enjoy into perspective and is worth every second of the walk...
Got many of the interactive questions wrong too... but ultimately learnt a lot as a result! My highlight was the 'Museum of Stolen Goods
Dalian Adolfo Director, Ancestral Voices
Above: packed house at Black History Walks lecture on Black British civil rights. Judge Peter Herbert gave an amazing talk about black lawyers and the history of the 1968 Race Relations Act, at Norton Rose Fulbright offices.
Above: Dr Michelle Asantewa discusses African spirituality at BHW's African Women Resistance Leaders course at the legendary New Beacon Books, London's oldest black bookshop.
Above and below: after having 2000 people come own to our Black Panther screening plus Q&A on 18th February, the only complaint was too little time for questions. We therefore arranged another screening for 300 people with an hours' long Q&A with a high-powered panel of experts, including super-producer and media mogul Terry Jervis. Terry is currently working on his new superhero franchise Spirit of the Pharoah
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