Black History Walks Newsletter 29.5.2019
Black history is longer than a month...
Walks, Talks & Films on African history all year long
19 years of Education Through Film
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Above: Video trailer for the very popular Black history bus tour. Previous tours have all sold out so do not delay for our summer special on Saturday 14 July. Get your group together and come along for 3 hours of inspiration, information and fun. Tickets HERE
Above: watch cruise preview. The 1st June Black history river cruise is already sold out but you can get still get tickets for 22nd June (Windrush Day) for your friends,family or staff group tickets HERE
Fascinated audience at previous health event
Above: Queen Nzingha lecture 43: Eugenics, Beauty, Media and Fashion Thursday 30th May 6.30pm

Dr. Shantella Sherman will explore the science of eugenics and its relation to current theories about black women’s bodies, beauty, mass media and fashion. Free tickets HERE. See full list of all our free and paid events up to September HERE
Above : Premiere of Hero: The Ulric Cross story, Q&A Saturday 18th May at BFI Southbank as part of African Odysseys

Ulric Cross was the highest ranking and most decorated black man in the RAF during World War 2. He was also a dedicated Pan-Africanist active in Tanzania, Cameroon and Ghana. Frances Anne Solomons' amazing film premiered in London to a sold out house of 450 people. You can see Part 1 of the Q&A HERE
The film has a very limited release at the following venues. RUSH down to see it while you can

  • Ritzy Picture House Brixton 22/6 
  • Picture House West Norwood 23/6
  • Picture House Stratford 24/6
  • Peckham Plex 27/6
  • Rio Dalston 28/6
  • Picture House Central (Picadilly Circus) 29/6
  • Picture House Hackney 30/6
Black Presence in the National Gallery (2nd June)

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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Above: Clash of the Titans movies 1981 and 2010 are both full of African historical women that have been whitewashed by European artists and Hollywood. Find out out more at our lecture on the African female image in European art as seen below.
Queen of Sheba + Andromeda: The African female image in...

An illustrated presentation on the (replaced) Black female image in Western Art How the image of Queen of Sheba and other black women have been removed from canonical western art An illustrated review of how the representations of the Bible's...

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Black presence in Tate Britain

Tate Britain contains the works of British artists or those artists practicing in Britain from the sixteenth century to the present day, from Elizabeth I to Elizabeth II. You'll be taken through the Gallery and introduced to the many different...

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Black presence in the Wallace collection

From looted Ashanti Gold to Black Kings and Princesses The Wallace Collection is one of the world's great individual art collections.Hidden in its collection of over 5,500 works there are many black presences, most times hidden.

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Get Out: the Black History movie breakdown (June 28)

Get Out was a monster hit in 2017 making 255M off a 4.5M budget. Many people went to see it more than once to pick up all the subtle and less obvious references within the film. Director Jordan Peele stated there were multiple layers of meaning...

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Black Saints, white worshippers

In the 1500s Europeans had no problem venerating the images of Black people. The evidence is in hundreds of artworks still in existence across Europe today. One of the most famous Black religious figures is Saint Maurice of Germany (seen above in ...

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Trafalgar Square Black History Walk (June 30th)

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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Will the real Michael Jackson please stand up?

Superstar Michael Jackson joined the ancestors on June 25 2009 but his music still makes millions. We will review his legacy from a black history perspective and answer the following questions: Was Michael a 'sell out'? Did he see himself as...

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How to move to the Caribbean and live Good.(6 July)

Repeated by popular demand. With an increase in racism due to Brexit as well as the illegal Windrush deportations, some Black people are considering their options to relocate to the Caribbean, but how easy is it?

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Watch a video clip from our sold out event 'How to move to the Caribbean and live Good' HERE it will be repeated on Saturday 6 July, tickets HERE
The Problem with Ancestry.com

As a subscriber since 2006, it was very disconcerting to learn in the article, "Beyond Romantic Advertisements: Ancestry.com, Genealogy, and White Supremacy" by Adam H. Domby for Black Perspectives on the African American Intellectual History...

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African Superheroes Day (September)

The original 3 hour event repeated by popular demand ! African Superheroes: Many artists are making up for the severe lack of positive images of black people in animated films and comics, there's alot more than just Black Panther.

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Kwame Nkrumah and the Cold War to prevent African unification. Click image above for details.Make sure you are on our mailing list to get advance notice of the book launch !

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