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 Medical Apartheid: European Experiments on African Bodies 1810-2010

Friday 20th May 7.00pm-10.00pm    

 

 

Admission : £5.00 first come first served This is a small venue (40 seats) be on time to get one. Bring pen and pad 


A review of the scientific experiments and research performed on black
people to refine various  drugs and medical treatments for use with white people
This presentation will draw on Harriet Washington's book of the same name, various
documentation from World Wars 1/2, Aboriginal history,  Vietnam, US Prisons and Porton Down.

DJED Culture House, 07957 919 877 or 0208 743 1985
10 Adelaide Road Shepherds Bush, W12 Tube:
Shepherds Bush/Shepherd Bush Market:

It will cover:

*Radioactive People: North Africa and the Pacific
*Birth and Crowd Control: The South African Solution, Project Coast
*National Security Memorandum 200
*Vic Mackie and Congressional Inquiries
*The 'War on Drugs', Haiti and Jamaica

*The Mau Mau, Kenya and the Brixton Riots
 

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Hidden Colours: Secret History of Moors, Aborigines and Africans  plus Q & A Sun 21 August 3.30-6pm

Roxy Bar and Screen 128-132 Borough High Street(next Sainsburys)

Tube: London Bridge £7.00 in advance here or £9.00 on the door

  

Hidden Colors is an astonishing, well researched documentary that broke records in America when released in April 2011. Its about the real and untold history of people of colour around the globe. It discusses some of the reasons the contributions of African and Aboriginal people have been left out of the pages of history.  The film features scholars, historians, and social commentators who uncover such amazing facts  such as:

*The original image of Christ

*The true story about the Moors

*The original people of Asia

*The great west African empires

*The presence of Africans in America before Columbus

*The real reason slavery was ended and much more. Features Francis Cress Welsing produced by Tareeq Nasheed. Q & A with Louis Buckley director of Nubian Spirit

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Thursday 22 September 6.30-9pm prompt start

Kensington Library Theatre, Phillimore Walk, off High St Kensington W87RX

Tube: High St Kensington

Online tickets only  £8.00 from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/133532

First Ever UK Cinema Screening !! This film was never released in this country despite being produced by Oprah Winfrey and starring two Academy Award actors Denzel Washinton and Forest Whittaker. See video clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqAYR7CBriA

  

(On 5th November www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk will also be screening Spike Lees Miracle at Santa Anna at the BFI Southbank which came out in 2008 but was never released here...why ? ) 

 

The Great Debaters is a period drama film directed by and starring two-time Academy Award winner Denzel Washington and produced by Oprah Winfrey . Based on a true story, the plot revolves around the efforts of debate coach Melvin B. Tolson (Washington) at historically black Wiley College to place his team on equal footing with whites in the American South during the 1930s, when Jim Crow laws were common and lynch mobs were a pervasive fear for blacks.

The movie also explores Texas during the Great Depression the day-to-day insults African Americans endured and the importance of education,. Also depicted is James L. Farmer, Jr. (Whitaker), who, at 14 years old, was on Wiley's debate team after completing high school (and who later went on to co-found C.O.R.E., the Congress of Racial Equality). Another character depicted on the team, Samantha Booke, is based on the real individual Henrietta Bell Wells, the only female member of the 1930 debate team from Wiley College who participated in the first collegiate interracial debate in the United States. Wells also happened to be a African American poet whose papers are housed at the Library of Congress.

This is a fantastic, educational and inspiring film presented by Images of Black Women and Black History Walks. www.imagesofblackwomen.com www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk

 

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Saturday 15 October 7-10pm

Jumping the Broom at The Tabernacle, Powis Square, London W11 2AY

Tube: Ladbroke Grove/ Notting Hill

Tickets  £8.50 in advance or on door http://www.tabernaclew11.com/whats-on/ but dont delay, this will be popular!

Top 5 in the US Box Office but never released in this country! Third ever cinema screening !

See video clip here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D90GKozn-Xg  

 

Producer Bishop T.D. Jakes invites you to the marriage of Sabrina Watson (Paula Patton) and Jason Taylor (Laz Alonso, Fast & Furious), who just might be the perfect couple. Unfortunately, their families are a perfect recipe for disaster. Mrs. Watson (Angela Bassett) has an upper-crust sensibility that matches her family's posh estate, where Jason's straight-out-of-Brooklyn mom (Loretta Devine) seems utterly out of place. When the families gather for Jason and Sabrina's wedding, it becomes clear that each side has its traditions...and its secrets. When uptown meets downtown, the truth comes out - and only one question remains. Will this couple endure the hysterical and harrowing trials of love and finally jump the broom

This film was supposed to have a UK release but like Great Debaters, Miracle at Santa Anna, Pride and many other positive black fims.. it never happened. Images of Black Women and Black History Walks are proud to present this movie www.imagesofblackwomen.com www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk

Images of Black Women and Black History Walks are proud to present this moviewww.imagesofblackwomen.com www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk  This is a special  screening to raise funds for a Nubian Jak Blue Plaque to recognise Frank Crichlow, the founder of the legendary Mangrove restauarant. 

On 29th October www.blackhistorywalks will also be screening the never-UK-released Spike Lee film Miracle at Santa Anna at the BFI Southbank, Waterloo 

 

 

 

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The Black Panthers Search for Truth and Justice  Plus Q and A

Tuesday 8 November 7.30pm (food and drinks) Film starts 8pm

 www.openthegate.org.uk

Open the Gate Cafe, 35 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston N16

Tube: Dalston Junction 10 min from Liverpool Street

Train: Dalston Kingsland 10 min from Stratford

Free Entry: First come, first served 

Passing it on.. part indictment, part redemption tale, the film offers startling insight into the role of the Black Panther Party in a social revolution, and the NYPD's and  FBI's criminal disruption of one of the organization's most fervent leaders--Dhoruba Bin Wahad . Emerging from the Bronx ghettoes, Dhoruba dived headfirst into the Black Power movement, serving breakfast to school children with one hand while fighting for his rights with the other. Amid a national program of government assassination against the Panthers, Dhoruba was framed on flimsy evidence. 19 years later while sharing a stage with Nelson Mandela,  Dhoruba, his attorneys, and other Panthers finally tell this incredible  suppressed history of the Panther 21 and of triumph against the odds 

www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk