This event is sponsored by the Prince of Peckham pub, a Black owned community resource.
A free sample of our 2023, twelve week course on African/Caribbean women who fought back against racism/colonialism from 2000 years ago to now.
Mainstream history consistently ignores the contribution of Black women and this taster session will show numerous incredible true stories of resistance and triumph plus references. We will use obscure and modern film clips, archival documents, rare books and interviews /testimony from the women.
The 12 week course starts in February and covers:
- Pre-colonial African belief systems
- Christianity as oppression and resistance
- Sanite, Mbuya, Nanny Greg, Yaa, Fannie, Nzingha, Coretta, The Two Amys, Queen Thomas, Queen Amir, Yemaja, Oya, Dandara, Nehanda and Graca
- 1970s women soldiers in Africa’s liberation wars
- Black women’s resistance in English literature
- Jamaica, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Mississippi, Haiti, Angola, Brazil, Cuba, Nigeria: Civil and Human Rights
- Disparaging terms ‘Obeah’, ‘Juju’, the real history of Santeria, Candomble, and Jumbie
- African religious beliefs and Hollywood superheroes
- The African roots of the Zombie & movie metaphors
- White female fragility and the co-options of feminism
Black History along with NABSS pioneered the Queen Nzingha lecture series over ten years ago.
Black History Walks has been screening African Diaspora films at the BFI Southbank since 2007 as part of the African Odysseys programme. This history of film exhibition and distribution is referenced in our new book.
Black History walks in London Volume 1 is out in bookshops and on Audible 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 15 years of Black history walking tours across London, the book covers:
- Black heroes of World War 2
- Gentrification, partner,box hand and sou sou
- Ancient African architecture and culture
- Black British Civil Rights
- 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 and film distribution
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.