Above: Special walk in the National Gallery exposing the hidden African history in and around the paintings. Sat 8th December 12pm tickets HERE
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Black History Walks Newsletter 5.12.2018
Black history is longer than a month...
Walks, Talks & Films on African history all year long
18 years of Education Through Film
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Above: Beautiful new film on James Baldwins novel will be screened as part of African Odysseys at BFI Southbank in January 2019.
Above: Black British superstar Donna Croll stars in this months African Odysseys film at BFI Southbank Saturday 8th December plus Q&A with Donna Kroll . In Hallelujah Chorus she plays a preacher at and all black London church. Made in 1991 this a very rare British film with an all black cast exploring issues in the black community. Like many such films, it struggled to be made in the first place then was starved of publicity by racist film media. Tickets HERE
Fibroids Self-Care Webinar Series: Session 2 - Deciding...

Please note the date change. This webinar will now be held on 12th January 2019 We're delighted to invite women who have been affected by fibroids to register for the second webinar in our fibroids self-care webinar series, Deciding on the Best...

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Above: Bookmark 24 January 2019 for the launch of a major African superhero animation, live action and graphic novel franchise from media mogul Sir Terry Jervis !!
James Baldwin London 1968 film + Horace Ove double bill plus Q&A. 19 January 2019

Baldwins Negro: In light of the new film of James Baldwin’s novel 'If Beale Street Could Talk', we repeat Baldwins 1968 lecture at the West Indian students centre in Earls Court, London. Accompanied by the comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, Baldwin discusses, among other things, what it means to be black in America, comparing it to the experience of the British black community.

Black Safari: For years there have been white expeditions to deepest Africa. In this parody of such explorers and documentary films, an African expedition travels along the Liverpool to Leeds canal in search of Britain’s heart. The intrepid explorers examine the quaint customs of the natives, delve into their folklore and record for posterity an exotic but fast-vanishing culture. Tickets HERE
Mon, Feb 25, 2019 6:30 PM GMT
The Amazing James Baldwin, 6 week course
Harris Westminster, London
Sun, Jan 6, 2019 12:00 PM GMT
The Black King. Power, Magnificence and the Epiphany (6th January)
National Gallery (meet point on request), London
Tue, Feb 26, 2019 6:35 PM GMT
African Women Resistance Leaders: Political and Spiritual
Harris Westminster, London
Above: Previous course participants on African Women Resistance leaders: Political and Spiritual . New 12 week course starts 25 February Details HERE
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A three-hour, six mile cruise along the Thames from Vauxhall to the Thames Barrier and back highlighting thousands of years of hidden African/Caribbean history on display.

Your private double-decker boat cruise includes unobstructed and spectacular views of both sides of the Thames. With three guides plus special historical guests Phyliss Wheatley, Mary Prince and Olaudah Equiano, not only will you get a unique informed historical commentary, but you can ask questions of three giants of African-American, Caribbean and Nigerian literature.

The cruise will cover African Romans, ancient African art/engineering, Black Spitfire pilots, lost sugar warehouses, the Ivory trade, African diamonds, African Odysseys on the Southbank, the Apartheid Millenium Wheel, Nigerian oil, 20,000 Black people and their Day of Action, Civil Rights in the UK, Mary Seacole, To Sir With Love, Brown babies and Jim Crow, The Palace of Stolen Goods, West India Docks, Canary Wharf's African roots, Kings College's Caribbean connection, Guys Hospital and who really paid for it, the colour bar in nursing, Black Merchant Mariners, the river as a sewer, Black Shakespeare, Tate & Lyle and the Sugar Girls, Barbados and the National Rail Network, the REAL pirates of the Caribbean and much, much more!

On the way back we will be listening to some Lovers Rock and 90s Soul music. Proceeds from this event will go the Black History Walks fundraiser for plaques in honour of four Black historical heroes:

  • Dr Harold Moody (1930s Black British Civil Rights leader)
  • Bill Richmond (1800s American/British champion boxer and community leader)
  • Tom Molyneaux (1800s American champion boxer who should have been British champion but for cheating)
  • Baron Baker (1950s Jamaican and Windrush street-fighter who defended the community out of Toto Bags Blues Club in Notting Hill)

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Join us on our three-hour drive showing London's top tourist attractions from an African/Caribbean perspective.

The private bus journey will start with a special reception at the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton, where we sample some of their historical products. We then leave for our circular tour of London's typical attractions (Tower of London, Trafalgar Square, Houses of Parliament etc.) but with all the hidden Black connections explained.

The tour will include photo stops and site visits. We will cover : Black Roman Generals, Jimi Hendrix, the colour bar in Brixton/West End, black-owned nightclubs, Black Tudors, Female Resistance leaders, Amy Ashwood Garvey, Claudia Jones, Fisk Jubilee Singers, Dame Jocelyn Barrow, Olive Morris, Mavis Best, British Black Panthers in Grosvenor Square, 20,0000 Black People and their day of action, Darcus Howe, Windrush arrival points, Frederick Douglas, Breadfruits, The Black mayors who beat the National Front, 50 years of The West Indian Standing Conference, Champion boxers of the 1800s, Nelson Mandela, the Caribbean history of Canada House, Trafalgar Square and the Anti-Apartheid movement, the Bank of England's secret West Indian wealth, the Ghana connection and much, much more!

Proceeds from this event will go towards the BHW fundraiser for plaques in honour of four Black historical heroes as mentioned above. All plaques will be erected in collaboration with Nubian Jak

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