Black History Walks Newsletter 4.4.2019
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Caribbean World War Two hero, highest ranking and most decorated Black man in the 1940s RAF, barrister, judge, ambassador and Pan Africanist; Squadron Leader Ulric Cross finally gets his own movie (see below)
Dr Harold Moody plaque was successfully unveiled on 13th March 2019, 88 years to the day that he founded the League of Coloured Peoples in 1931

Thanks to a community fund-raising initiative by BHW, a Nubian Jak plaque was put up at the Central YMCA on Great Russell Street central London. Dr Moody set up a Black British Civil Rights group in London in 1931 ,25 years before Martin Luther King came to prominence in the USA.

Dr Moody , who was also a preacher, fought for equality in housing, education, employment and the military but despite his activism in England he is not on the National Curriculum while the American Dr Martin Luther King is. The unveiling only got publicity in the Jamaican Gleaner , the YMCA blog and a New Zealand council website . Local mainstream print/online media did not cover this positive news story even though they were informed in advance. Please share this information to your networks otherwise this history will be further ignored.

Those who would like to help fund future plaques to other ignored heroes can purchase a ticket for our Black History bus tour HERE or our Black History River Cruise HERE. To see all 22 of our coming free and paid events click HERE

Our next plaque will be in honour of the African child genius Phyllis Wheatley who established three genres of literature in the 1770's Watch video below
Above: ' From children's home to Damehood' Queen Nzingha lecture 40. Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu Phd, DBE CBE, FRCN, Emeritus Professor of Nursing at the Universit y of West London is one of the 26 Black female professors out of 18,500 professors in the UK. Professor Dame Anionwu was the Vice Chair of the successful Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal & is a Patron of the Sickle Cell Society and the Nigerian Nurses Charitable Association. She is also the author of 'Mixed Blessings of a Cambridge Union' the story of her life. She will give a free lecture on her life and achievements on Thursday 11th April 6.30pm details tickets HERE
Secrets of Soho, Black History Walk (April)

This special walk delves into an amazing depth of African/Caribbean history between Soho Square and Russell Square: It features: Ancient African civilisations Black Female entrepeneurs The Marcus Garvey connection Academia and the white...

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Trafalgar Square Black History Walk

Millions of people walk through Trafalgar Square every day and have no idea of the centuries of African history under their feet and in front of their eyes. In two hours your guide will expose the links between Africa, India and the Caribbean and ...

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Black Presence in the National Gallery (21st April)

From the margins to the centre.From objects and subjects of economic capital ;to creators and definers of cultural capital.Our African focused tour of the National Gallery reveals the many and varied Black presences to be found in the paintings...

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Elephant & Castle Black History Walk (April)

This walk links the Imperial War Museum with the Cumin Museum of Ancient Egypt. It illustrates more than 200 years of Black history with tales of the Will Smith of 1800's London, the strategic planning of the Windrush generation, African soldiers ...

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St Paul's/Bank Black History Walk

In 140 minutes your guide will take you through hundreds of years of the African presence and contribution to London's way of life. Discover secret alleyways and enormous buildings all connected to Africa and the Caribbean in ways which the...

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Notting Hill Black history walk

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...

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Black History Bus Tour (April)

Join us on our three-hour drive showing London's top tourist attractions from an African/Caribbean perspective. There is at least 2000 years of Black history to be uncovered! The private bus journey will start with a special reception at the...

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Black History River Cruise 22nd June (Windrush Day)

Windrush Day A three-hour cruise along the Thames from Temple to Vauxhall to the Thames Barrier and back highlighting the hidden African/Caribbean history on display, which in some areas goes back 3500 years. Your private double-decker boat will...

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Prince: the Black History music breakdown

Prince was a musical genius who died way too soon (21.4.2016). We celebrate and remember his legacy via this interactive presentation and review of his musical career using video clips, sound bites, interviews and audience participation. Although ...

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Medical Apartheid: European experiments on African...

Medical Apartheid: 400 years of European experiments on African Bodies. Part 1 Thursday 2nd May, Part 2 Thursday May 26thA review of the scientific experiments and research performed on Blackpeople to refine various drugs and medical treatments...

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Below: Alke-bulan runs a successful Saturday school in East London for which they are fundraising. They also run an insightful talk show titled Africa Speaks which covers areas and personalities neglected by the mainstream.They recently featured Marcia Rigg sister to Sean Rigg, who died in police custody and was the victim of a cover-up. You can listen to her interview HERE
Help raise £20000 to save our School

Weʼre raising money to save our School. Support this JustGiving Crowdfunding Page.

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Below: Sylviane Rano, founder of the Images of Black Women Film Festival is producing a new action thriller set in Martinique. Check out the video below to find out more and get involved.
The FBI's War on Black-Owned Bookstores

In the spring of 1968, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover announced to his agents that COINTELPRO, the counter-intelligence program established in 1956 to combat communists, should focus on preventing the rise of a "Black 'messiah'" who sought to...

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Below: Nosa Igbenidion, director of Rise of the Orishas (pictured) has a new film out titled Binge Watching It was selected out of 450 submissions to be screened on BBC4. Nosa will soon be producing African centred blockbusters, check out his work HERE
Buy cinema tickets for UK Premiere: HERO - Inspired By...

Archive footage and drama is used to tell the remarkable story of this Caribbean war hero-jurist-diplomat.

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