Hachette Book Launch, Black History Walks Volume 1

Friday 11 November 6.30pm

Black History walks in London Volume 1 is out in bookshops and on Audible NOW! A great Christmas present, 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, 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
  • 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

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.


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