Courses and Resources

Black History Walks  is dedicated to helping educators create engaging learning experiences for their students. Over the past 13 years, the BHW team have created an extensive catalogue of resources to support teachers, pupils and the public in exploring Black history in Britain.

Resources

In 2011, we worked with Teachers TV to create a mini-documentary based on our walks for use in classrooms. The interactive video, split into four sections, covers important historical events, figures and venues including the Bank of England, Docklands, war memorials, William Davidson and Olaudah Equiano.

Since creating this documentary, we have added countless videos, books, websites and DVDs to our bank of educational resources. The Black History Walks YouTube channel is a rich source of video content that includes talks by academics and experts as well as insights into the events we run.

Teachers.tv website

Courses

Our Black history online courses are popular with learners around the world. We run public courses on James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, History of Black Film, African Women Resistance Leaders four times a year. Our programme of talks (both online and in-person) provides a fantastic learning resource for course participants, and we are always happy to hear from groups who would like to arrange a bespoke talk or course for their educational or business setting. Tony has visited a diverse range of settings to deliver presentations and courses. Get in touch to discuss your bespoke learning activity.

Websites

DVDs

  • Let us Die Like Brothers by Commonwealth War Graves commission. Details of Black South African soldiers killed in WW1 SS Mendi disaster off the coast of the Isle of Wight
  • Grove Roots by Octavia Youth Foundation. Black British Civil Rights in 60’s/70’s Notting Hill, West London
  • Hidden Herstories Octavia Youth Foundation. Black British Females and Civil Rights in London 60’s/70’s
  • Coming to England with Floella Benjamin. Black British Civil Rights from a 10 year old childs perspective
  • Loving Hands, the Sybil Phoenix story directed by Lucia Tambini. Black British Civil Rights 1970s to present. The story of the first Black women to receive an MBE and how/why she refused it
  • Shirley Chisholm Unbought and Unbossed Fantastic story of the first black woman to run for President of the USA in 1972
  • 500 Years Later directed by Owen  Alik Shahadah. Award winning, comprehensive overview of African history
  • Nubian Sprit directed by Louis Buckley. History of Sudan’s classical civilisation
  • Lion Mountains directed by Louis Buckley. History of Sierra Leone’s links to Britain
  • Son of Africa directed by Alrick Riley. Story of Olaudah Equiano who escaped slavery and publsihed a book in London in 1789)
  • Life and Debt directed by Stephanie Black .How the IMF/World Bank made Jamaica  poor
  • Respect:  Biggin Up Black History. Black WW2 veterans interviewed by teenagers
  • Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome with  Dr Joy de Gruy Leary. Psychological impact of slavery on modern culture
  • When African Americans came to Paris Educational DVD by Walking the Spirit tours on the Black History of Paris
  • Motherland directed by Owen Alik Shahadah. Award winning documentary of African views on future development

Books

Why Choose Black History Walks?

We pride ourselves on the variety, consistency and quality of our educational events and resources. Our collective includes professors and academics at the forefront of their fields, allowing us to create high-quality courses and resources that are relevant today. Our team has lectured at prestigious London venues including The Imperial War Museum and The British Institute. We have extensive experience delivering workshops on institutional racism and diversity for business, government organisations and community groups. Head Guide Tony Warner has also authored the first-ever Black history walking tour guide, titled “Black History Walks in London, Volume 1” available from Jacaranda Books.

Whether you’re a teacher seeking a Black History Month workshop for your school or an individual looking for an engaging Black history online course, our comprehensive list of courses and resources will leave you spoilt for choice.

Contact us to find out more or to discuss a bespoke learning experience.

Reviews of Black History Walks & Tours

That was a tour of a lifetime and most enlightening.

Thank you very much for the grand tour of the oldest part of London. That was a tour of a lifetime and most enlightening. Yes, I realise more than ever before how our ancestors and countries contributed to the wealth, growth and grandeur of the British Empire

Professor Norman Maphosa, Vice Chancellor, Solosi University, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

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2020-07-15T13:35:25+01:00

Professor Norman Maphosa, Vice Chancellor, Solosi University, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Thank you very much for the grand tour of the oldest part of London. That was a tour of a lifetime and most enlightening. Yes, I realise more than ever before how our ancestors and countries contributed to the wealth, growth and grandeur of the British Empire

Deeply knowledgeable and with an activist edge

We enjoyed the walk, and I think it has very much enriched our study of the 18th-century novel and colonialism. I especially appreciated the way in which you used different locations in the City to bring out the connections (unexpected to students) between London wealth, imperial capitalism, and colonial exploitation of Africa and Africans during the era of colonization and slavery. Your presentation was lively and approachable, humorous at times, but deeply knowledgeable and with an activist edge. I’m sure this Black History Walk will be a memorable part of my students’ experience of studying abroad in London.

Elizabth A Bohls, Associate Professor, English Department, University of Oregon

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2020-07-15T13:38:10+01:00

Elizabth A Bohls, Associate Professor, English Department, University of Oregon

We enjoyed the walk, and I think it has very much enriched our study of the 18th-century novel and colonialism. I especially appreciated the way in which you used different locations in the City to bring out the connections (unexpected to students) between London wealth, imperial capitalism, and colonial exploitation of Africa and Africans during the era of colonization and slavery. Your presentation was lively and approachable, humorous at times, but deeply knowledgeable and with an activist edge. I’m sure this Black History Walk will be a memorable part of my students’ experience of studying abroad in London.

Really inspiring

Many thanks for the really inspiring tour you gave us today. It was so well put together and the newspaper stories gave it an extra dimension. My companion also found the experience very enlightening. I thought it was a lovely group of people too.

Julie Bart

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2020-07-15T13:38:58+01:00

Julie Bart

Many thanks for the really inspiring tour you gave us today. It was so well put together and the newspaper stories gave it an extra dimension. My companion also found the experience very enlightening. I thought it was a lovely group of people too.

One of the most beautiful walks I have ever had

Just a few words from the Guild of Walkers, we enjoyed ourselves immensely. What a tour! Having worked in the city for thirty years, walking in and around, passing those landmarks, images, icons, churches, streets..this was one of the most beautiful walks I have ever had.

Glenda Trew, Guild of Walkers

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2020-07-15T13:39:48+01:00

Glenda Trew, Guild of Walkers

Just a few words from the Guild of Walkers, we enjoyed ourselves immensely. What a tour! Having worked in the city for thirty years, walking in and around, passing those landmarks, images, icons, churches, streets..this was one of the most beautiful walks I have ever had.

Our guide was phenomenal

I would like to say, first, that our guide was phenomenal today for our walking tour through Notting Hill. I really cannot thank him enough. He truly made the history and culture of Notting Hill come alive for my students, they said it was the best walking tour they had so far this term so thank you very much!

Omaar Hena, Associate Professor of English, Wake Forest University North Carolina

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2020-07-15T13:40:50+01:00

Omaar Hena, Associate Professor of English, Wake Forest University North Carolina

I would like to say, first, that our guide was phenomenal today for our walking tour through Notting Hill. I really cannot thank him enough. He truly made the history and culture of Notting Hill come alive for my students, they said it was the best walking tour they had so far this term so thank you very much!

A true eye opener

I attended the walk today with my family, and I must say it was brilliant, it was a true eye opener for me and my kids. I have been working in the construction industry for over 20 years and today was the first time I felt inspired and not alone. It was a true honour to hear how far our history went back in time and I was so glad my kids were part of that experience. Your guide made my kids feel involved which in turn captured their interest. My kids and I continued talking well after the walk was finished and well into the evening, so again thank you and I can't wait to attend one of the talks!

Denise Smith, Electrical Engineer

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2020-07-15T13:42:23+01:00

Denise Smith, Electrical Engineer

I attended the walk today with my family, and I must say it was brilliant, it was a true eye opener for me and my kids. I have been working in the construction industry for over 20 years and today was the first time I felt inspired and not alone. It was a true honour to hear how far our history went back in time and I was so glad my kids were part of that experience. Your guide made my kids feel involved which in turn captured their interest. My kids and I continued talking well after the walk was finished and well into the evening, so again thank you and I can't wait to attend one of the talks!
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