The Inspiring story of Black People in the Origin and Evolution of Medicine and Surgery !
Sunday 27 October 3pm to 5.45pm. (clocks go back !)
Cottons Caribbean Restaurant, 70 Exmouth Market, Islington EC1 Tube: Angel
Pay on the door. £8.00. This is an intimate venue so its first come, first served. Latecomers may end up standing or not getting in at all !
Black History Walks is working with Cottons Caribbean Restaurant to showcase African/Caribbean history and promote excellent African/Caribbean food. Hear from distinguished scholars have stimulating debates and sample the delicious weekend buffet.
- The true origins of penicillin and tetracycline in the Ancient Nile Valley
- Just how widespread the smallpox vaccine really was in Ancient West Africa in pre-slavery times
- The role of African Americans in the evolution of hormone replacement therapy and synthetic medicine
- African midwifery, C-sections and child care pre-European invasion and the so-call civilising mission
- How sickle-cell in ancient populations shows up in the skeletal remains
- How a computer programme used by US police department forensics allows us to identify and classify ancient skulls by ethnic origin
- How the languages spoken by ancient populations allows us to identify which modern populations they are related to.
- Plus update on the present Syria situation from a black history perspective
Imperial War Museum
Lambeth Road SE1
Tube: Lambeth North
Interactive lectures with references and resources on Sunday the 6th and 13th October from 2 to 4.30pm
Black History Walks has been running events at the War museum for over ten years. With the total refurbishment of the museum and the upcoming 100th anniversary of World War 1 we present a comprehensive overview of the African/Caribbean presence, contribution and importance in two 'world wars' . Despite being on the British school curriculum most people have no idea that black people played any part in either war.
Sunday 6th October 2 to 4.30pm
What were Black People doing in World War 1 ?
An explanation of the crucial role Africa, Asia and the Caribbean played in WW1. Interviews with Jamaican WW1 veterans, West India Regiment in Palestine, Black and Asian fighter pilots, the Herero genocide, German colonies in Africa and how that affected geography and WW2
"I wanted to tell you that the lecture given by BHW at the Imperial War Musuem on 26th July was brilliant! When I came home, my parents were really excited about how much I had learnt...my Dad has always enouraged me to get a full picture of British history and until the lecture yesterday I hadn't fully realised how much of a void there is in the British History that is readily available at schools and Universities.
I am a student at Lancaster University and I study the First World War but I knew nothing about the involvement of Black British Soldiers! " Faye Grimes
Sunday 13th October 2 to 4.30pm
How Black People Won World War 2
Above. Previous war museum audience at Hitlers Black Holocaust talk in 2009
A detailed and extensive look at the African, Caribbean and Asian war effort with video clips and interviews with black Spitfire & bomber pilots, Nigerian and Somali troops fighting in Burma, black and asian women secret agents, u-boats in the Caribbean and the importance of Africa and India’s raw materials
Thank you so much for coming into our school on Friday. Your talk was really inspiring and so valuable to our students. It was great to see them so engaged'. Rebecca Howard, Canons High School, Queensbury