Black History Walks Westminster University book signing

Tuesday 20th June 6.30pm

Revolutionary new book/talk uncovers the amazing hidden Black history in London’s streets to coincide with 75th Windrush anniversary + Q&A

Black History walks in London Volume 1 is out in bookshops and on Audible from NOW! This unique book examines the streets of London from an African/Caribbean perspective and tells stories that the typical history books and tour guides never cover. Based on 20 years of community work and 16 years of Black history walking tours across London, this launch will sample the topics covered in the book such as:

  • Black heroes of World War 2
  • Gentrification, partner,box hand and sou sou
  • Ancient African architecture and culture
  • Black British Civil Rights and Dr Cecil Belfield Clarke
  • Westminsters Black history
  • The fight for educational equality 1700s to 2022
  • Black films and white power, African Odysseys at the BFI
  • Elephant and Castle, Imperial Gardens and institutional racism
  • Tax dodgers and Caribbean money havens
  • Clean drinking water and multinationals
  • Medical experiments, genocide and reparations
  • Black success stories 1950’s and up
  • Politics,, police and deaths in custody
  • Making history with GCSE text books, billboards and blue plaques
  • Racism in publishing

We will also hear about Jacaranda Books and their pioneering Twenty in 2020 initiative which published 20 books by 20 Black British authors in one year, an unprecedented feat.

Black history walks runs walks, talks, bus tours/river cruises and films on the African Caribbean history of London all year long. Books will be on sale on the day.

Other coming events from Black History Walks

  • Black History River Cruise and Bus Tour
  • 16 Years of African Odysseys at BFI Southbank
  • Harlem in Mayfair Walk
  • Black History Walks at WOW
  • Theatreland Black History Walk
  • Black History walks on Regents Canal
  • Hackney, Soho, Harlem in Mayfair and St Paul’s walks
  • Abolition in Brazil
  • How Black People Won World War 2 talk
  • Black Women Broadcasters @phoenixcinema
  • Black Soldiers and Doctors of World War 1

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