Black History Walks was set up in 2007. Since then, the organisation has established a reputation for its diverse programme of high-quality walks, tours, talks, educational courses, resources and film events. For our latest event click here . Black History Walks is committed to providing exceptional experiences that educate people about Britain’s Black history.
For our unique and pioneering GCSE exam text book for schools produced in collaboration with Pearson Edexcel click HERE. The book features Black British Civil Rights activism in Notting Hill and is based on our walk in that area.
We are a collective of athletes, IT professionals, teachers, artists, authors and film-makers who collaborate to produce events, courses and resources on Black history in the UK. Our talks and presentations are delivered by professors, historians and academics who are experts in their fields. Over the years, Black History Walks has developed community partnerships with some of the most prestigious educational organisations in London, including the Imperial War Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Museum of Docklands and the British Film Institute. These partnerships have helped to significantly increase minority ethnic audiences.
Clients and associates include HM Treasury, Department For Education and Schools, Westminster Council, Lewisham Council, Camden Council, Imperial War Museum, Museum of London, Science Museum, British Film Institute, Royal Holloway University, Essex University, London School of Economics, HM Prison, Images of Black Women, Somali Family Support Group, National Association of Black Saturday Schools, BBC Two, Discovery Channel, Teachers TV, Ben and OHTV.
Black History Walks has extensive experience delivering workshops on diversity and institutional racism for high-profile businesses and organisations, and BHW has lectured in some of London’s most prestigious museums and institutes. We continue to develop new community partnerships and relationships with experts, academics and professionals from diverse industries, ensuring that Black History Walks remains varied, consistent, current and of exceptional quality. The founder of Black History Walks, has written the first-ever Black history walking tour guide, pre-order your copy from this link“Black History Walks in London, Volume 1”. The book is published as part of Jacaranda Books’ “Twenty in 2020” initiative, which represents the first time a UK publisher has published twenty Black British writers in one year. It will be in shops in 2021. Join our email list to be notified of the various regional and international book launches.
Reviews of Black History Walks, Tours & Talks
Extremely informative and made it seem all really relevant
Lori Tharps, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Journalism, Temple University, USA
Best element of the trip
Nancy Comerau, Assistant Professor of English, Ohio Wesleyan University, USA
Absolutely brilliant lecture and walk yesterday
Bill Mullen, Professor of English and American Studies, Purdue University, USA
A rich and detailed learning experience
Rebecca Whisnant, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Director of Women's and Gender Studies, University of Dayton, USA
The children talk about it for a long time afterwards
Helen Davies, Head of Year 6, John Scurr School, Tower Hamlets
I could not have asked for a better supplement to my Sociology course on race, identity, and culture
William Force, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Western New England University
Engaging, moving, will keep you asking more questions.
Alai Reyes-Santos, Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of Oregon
Nothing but positive feedback
Sharon Takhar, Origin Network, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
It was a wonderful experience and I would recommend it for all
Professor Caroline Brown, University of Montreal, Canada
A truly inspiring day
Isschara Maxine, London