Beyond the Black Panthers, Dr Beverley Bryan

Wednesday 8 September 6.30pm
Professor of Education, author, Black women’s activist, primary school teacher and former British Black Panther discusses her life and works

Dr Beverley Bryan is co-author of the classic book ‘Heart of the Race: Black Women’s Lives in Britain’ (1985) which detailed the experiences of ordinary Black women and their fight for equality from post-war up to 1980s Britain.

This event is organised by Black History Walks in conjunction with the Sarah Parker Remond Centre at U.C.L

Dr Bryan was a founder member of the Brixton Black Women’s Group; a Saturday school organiser, a mainstream primary school teacher who pioneered Black history teaching in her classroom in the 1970s and a member of the British Black Panther Movement. A lifelong educator, Beverley Bryan is a retired Professor of Language Education from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica

In this wide-ranging interview, hosted by Dr Michelle Asantewa, we will explore her experiences as above and also cover the below:

  • Jamaican Creole as language
  • Slam’ poetry in the 1970s
  • Anti-Racist education
  • Life as a black teacher
  • The impact of the West Indian Student Centre
  • The importance of history
  • Moving to the Caribbean

This is an online talk at 6.30pm UK time and will be delivered via Zoom. Please check your JUNK MAIL for the confirmation and reminder emails

Other coming events

  • African Women Resistance Leaders: Political and Spiritual course Part 1
  • Top 20 Banned Black films you must see
  • Black Success Stories in London
  • African Graphic Novels; the rise of Black superheroes
  • The economic impact of African hair, local and global
  • 19th century superheroine Sarah Parker Remond
  • 1958 Notting Hill remembering the ‘riots’ and Black resistance
  • Earl Cameron Season of films at the BFI Southbank
  • Black history bus tour and river cruise
  • Black British Civil Rights and Darcus Howe day
  • Elephant and Castle Black History Walk
  • Hackney Black History Walk

Watch out for our book ‘Black History Walks in London Volume 1’. This is part of Jacaranda Books revolutionary Twenty in 2020 initiative to publish 20 books by 20 Black British authors in 2020. An unprecedented feat. ‘Black History Walks in London Volume 1’ is the 20th of that series but was delayed to this year due to the Coronavirus.

About the Sarah Parker Remond Centre at UCL

The University College London Sarah Parker Remond Centre for the Study of Racism and Racialisation explores the impact of racism – scientific, metaphysical and cultural. Part of the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies, they work closely with many partners on-site to provide a focal point for scholarship, teaching and public engagement activities that are addressed to various problems of racial inequality and hierarchy

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