Beyond the Black Panthers: Dr Beverly Bryan

March 12 6.30pm
Professor of Education, author, Black women’s activist, primary school teacher and former British Black Panther discusses her life and work

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.

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. The Zoom link will be sent 45 mins before the start please check your JUNK MAIL

Other coming online events from Black History Walks

  • 1968 Race Relations Act and the legacy of Black Lawyers
  • Jim Kelly, Kung Fu and Black British Civil Rights
  • Black History River Cruise
  • Black History bus tour
  • The Black History of Food: Cornbread, Conkies and Cooking
  • Stan ‘Marvel’ Lee’s Black history
  • Black British Civil Rights, Behind the scenes
  • Bridgerton’s real Black history
  • How to Brainwash the Youth and make them act like fools!
  • Hip Hop to Opera via Negro Spirituals
  • Black Panther’s real Black history and the books to prove it
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy and Barbados

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