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Black History Walks have an extensive programme of online and in-person talks on a variety of topics related to Black History – click here to see what’s happening this month. We organise Black history and cultural events in London for individuals and groups. We have delivered our talks in museums, schools, universities, colleges, community settings and government organisations.
We are continually developing our community network of speakers and adding new events and talks, in addition to our walking tours of London. We’re proud to be a collective of academics and professionals. Our talks are delivered by athletes, teachers, artists, film-makers and other professionals.
Our Black history talks and presentations are suitable for a wide range of audiences. Many talks cover National Curriculum topics such as World War I and II, Black British Civil Rights, and Science and Invention, making them ideal for teachers seeking to inspire and educate their students about Black History.
Our series of adult education talks include topics such as Fibroids, Black Women Leaders and The Black Image. We also offer a large selection of popular culture presentations, including The Black History of Comedy, How Jamaicans Ended Slavery and African Superheroes Day.
There are over 40 interactive, short to long, multimedia presentations in our back catalogue, or please get in touch to discuss bespoke history talks.
In addition to our presentations and talks, we host the monthly Queen Nzingha lectures. These lectures are presented by African Caribbean female academics and experts in their field. Previous topics include, “The Impact of Hip Hop on White Masculinities”, “White Saviours” and “Black Help(less)”. Periodically we also run 6 and 12 week courses on James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Andrea Levy, Black Film history and African Women Resistance Leaders.
Bespoke Black History Talks
We are always delighted to hear from groups who have a specific brief and would like to request a bespoke talk tailored to the unique needs of their intended audience. Please get in touch to discuss your needs.
Previous audiences include primary and secondary schools, the Houses of Parliament, the Department of Education and Skills, the Red Cross and many prestigious companies – PricewaterhouseCoopers, Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and UBS, to name a few.
See below for full details of upcoming and past talks. Do you have a particular topic in mind? Contact us to request a bespoke talk.
Black History Walks in London Volume 1 is out in October 2020 from Jacaranda Books
Upcoming & Past Talks
Reviews of Black History Walks, Tours & Talks
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
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