Pilots of the Caribbean+Tuskeegee Airmen (Red Tails)

Sunday 25th September 12pm

Rare archive footage and heroic stories of Black fighter/bomber crews of World War 2 to coincide with the Battle of Britain anniversary

The African/Caribbean presence and contribution in World War 2 is consistently over-looked and under-represented. This two hour, multi-media presentation will show and tell the stories of some of the best pilots, navigators,gunners of WW2, their heroic achievements during the conflict and their outstanding legacy since the 1940s.

We will screen unreleased and archive footage of their exploits, details of the missions they flew, where they served, as well as where to get further resources such as books/films/websites that tell these stories.

We will also detail the numerous Black RAF veterans who provided leadership for a variety of Black British Civil Rights groups in post war Britain as referenced in the new Pearson Migration GCSE exam text book for schools.

This is an interactive session and part of a series of Sunday Black history events which will include:

Tropical Island brand new, original animated children’s TV programme set in St Lucia. This was a successful live theatre show and the original BBC co-production premiered 10 years ago. Sunday 4th September 12-2pm

Raising Tennis Aces: Richard, Venus & Serena Williams Story 2002, long before the award-winning movie starring Will Smith, this authorized deep insight into the sports phenomenon of the two champion tennis star. Using sports footage and interviews with the sister and their trainer/father, you will get a detailed view and understanding into the lives of the sport superstars and their father#s philosophy and background. Plus Q&A with producer/director Terry Jervis . Sunday 9th October 12-2pm

Black Panther’s real African history and the books to prove it PLUS Black Panther animation series

Millions have seen Black Panther but not realised the film references real African history. In this interactive audio-visual presentation we will use photos, art and trailers from the movie alongside quotes and interviews from the director, actors and writers. For each fact revealed we will list at least one book/dvd which illustrates the actual black history shown in the film . We will also show which local and international museums you can find the evidence in. We will cover:

  • African female soldiers ancient and modern
  • Black female generals and Africa’s real vibranium
  • Black female inventors and their inventions
  • The Black Panther Party in Brixton and Notting Hill
  • Ancient African writing systems that are NOT Egyptian hieroglyphs)
  • Dress, design and architecture of West,East and South Africa
  • African spiritual systems pre European invasion with real African Goddesses
  • The real Wakanda and the IMF/World Bank
  • Actual black history disguised in 1960’s comics and 21st century movies
  • African leaders that started real revolutions

The movie breakdown will be in two parts preceded by 60 minutes of Black Panther animated series for the first time on the big screen.

Part 1 Sunday 23rd October 12-2.30pm Part 2 Sunday 30th 12-2.30pm

Spirit of the Pharoah Black British Superheroes: Caribbean Science Fiction. Big screen cartoon and live action.

We will be hosting a one-off screening of the classic Spirit of the Pharoah a fantastic superhero action story set in Africa and America. An African king travels through time to find the love of his life only to find she is in danger from an enemy he thought was defeated thousands of years ago. His Queen is not helpless, but can she remember how to summon her Kemetic powers against the greedy Lord Welton and an ancient foe? You will also get a sneak preview of the new Spirit of the Pharaoh graphic novel, book, animation and movie! PLUS Bluefields and the Black history of Captain Scarlet!

Spirit of the Pharaoh graphic novel, books and merchandise will also be available. A great way to spend half term, learn real history and discover lots of African/Caribbean superheroes and comics. Sunday 20th November 2pm

 

This is part of Phoenix Family Fun Film Days. This 6-month initiative curated by Black History Walks features fantastic, child centred African/Caribbean film content designed to rectify the severe lack of such images on the big screen and provide accurate and uplifting history.

NB we have a limited amount of adult tickets from this site but if you want multiple adult/child and/or family tickets please contact https://phoenixcinema.co.uk/PhoenixCinema.dll/Page?p=6&m=mm&sp=4

Other coming events from Black History Walks

  • Spirit of the Pharoah @phoenixcinema
  • Black History River Cruise
  • Black History Bus Tour
  • 20 Banned Black Films you need to see
  • How Black people won World War 2
  • Raising Tennis aces, the Richard, Venus and Serena Williams story
  • Hackney, Mayfair, Trafalgar Square and Soho Black History Walks
  • Eugenics and White supremacy
  • Reggae season at BFI Southbank
  • The Marikana Massacre
  • Theatreland Black History Walk
  • African Superheroes day
  • Black Panther’s Real African history and the books to prove it plus
  • African Odysseys at the BFI now in its 15th Year

About the producers

Terry Jervis was the mastermind behind the recent RAF museum exhibition ‘Pilots of the Caribbean and has worked with some of the biggest names in world wide music and film including: DIANA ROSS, STEVIE WONDER, MICHAEL JACKSON, TIM BURTON (BATMAN), SPIKE LEE , WILL SMITH, QUEEN, MADONNA, ELTON JOHN, NATALIE COLE, JANET JACKSON, LUTHER VANDROSS, THE ROLLING STONES, THE WILLIAMS SISTERS and many more.

Terry was one of the Executive Producers on the BBC/ MILLENNIUM DAY BROADCAST with over 2.5 billion viewers, the biggest live television & radio broadcast in world history involving over 70 different countries. He was a also a producer and director on the Real McCoy comedy show.

He created BEHIND THE BEAT (BBC 1 & 2), this at its peak attracted 10 million viewers and changed the face of music programming (and had a huge impact on the record industry heralding the age of multi-media entertainment). OUR COMMON FUTURE, an international BBC/CBS co-production attracted 300 million viewers and was the first global environmental entertainment show.

He is currently involved with both the Royal Air Force and Marvel organisations working on Iron Man, Black Panther and Spiderman. He is also producing his own African Superhero animation titled Spirit of the Pharaohs and has one of the biggest comic collections in the country.

Tony Warner is the author of Black History Walks in London Volume 1 (delayed from 2020) from Jacaranda Books and co- author on the Pearson Education GCSE Migration text book https://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/secondary/subjects/history-secondary/pearson-edexcel-gcse-history-91/pearson-revise-pearson-edexcel-gcse-9-1-history/gcse-9-1-edexcel-history-migrants-in-britain-c-800-present-student-book-1

which for the first time ever details the activities of ex RAF WW2 servicemen in the fight for Black British Civil Rights

Black History Walks has also curated the African Odysseys film programme at the BFI for the last 15 years

 

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It was a wonderful experience and I would recommend it for all

A brisk, informative stroll through the heart of the British Empire. Our cheerful and intellectually generous tour guide, led us through narrow alleyways and past Roman ruins, within halls constructed by powerful guilds; in the process, he revealed to us both the many layers of British history and the often unacknowledged cultural multiplicity at its core. The tour was exciting, informative and allowed everyone across age, interest, and temperament to participate and learn. It was a wonderful experience and I would recommend it for all.

Professor Caroline Brown, University of Montreal, Canada

Black History Walks
5
2020-07-15T11:38:44+01:00

Professor Caroline Brown, University of Montreal, Canada

A brisk, informative stroll through the heart of the British Empire. Our cheerful and intellectually generous tour guide, led us through narrow alleyways and past Roman ruins, within halls constructed by powerful guilds; in the process, he revealed to us both the many layers of British history and the often unacknowledged cultural multiplicity at its core. The tour was exciting, informative and allowed everyone across age, interest, and temperament to participate and learn. It was a wonderful experience and I would recommend it for all.

A truly inspiring day

A truly inspiring day, filled with information I may have NEVER been aware of, if it was not for attending this walk. The friendly intellectually amazing tour guide relayed facts that I would have had to research for months to be aware of. I would URGE any and everyone, of all ages to attend - a great, fun, educational day out.

Isschara Maxine, London

Black History Walks
5
2020-07-15T11:44:18+01:00

Isschara Maxine, London

A truly inspiring day, filled with information I may have NEVER been aware of, if it was not for attending this walk. The friendly intellectually amazing tour guide relayed facts that I would have had to research for months to be aware of. I would URGE any and everyone, of all ages to attend - a great, fun, educational day out.

Extremely informative and made it seem all really relevant

I just wanted to let you know that the students REALLY enjoyed the tour yesterday. I polled them in class and everyone overwhelmingly had positive things to say. They particularly enjoyed how you incorporated modern day information into the tour. They said it was extremely informative and made it seem all really relevant. And today it was great listening to them as they walked around central London, noticing some of the things you'd pointed out. So, your work was very well received. Well done and thank you!

Lori Tharps, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Journalism, Temple University, USA

Black History Walks
5
2020-07-15T12:12:20+01:00

Lori Tharps, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Journalism, Temple University, USA

I just wanted to let you know that the students REALLY enjoyed the tour yesterday. I polled them in class and everyone overwhelmingly had positive things to say. They particularly enjoyed how you incorporated modern day information into the tour. They said it was extremely informative and made it seem all really relevant. And today it was great listening to them as they walked around central London, noticing some of the things you'd pointed out. So, your work was very well received. Well done and thank you!

Best element of the trip

You may hear this often, but many of my students named your tour as the best element of the trip last time.

Nancy Comerau, Assistant Professor of English, Ohio Wesleyan University, USA

Black History Walks
5
2020-07-15T12:28:53+01:00

Nancy Comerau, Assistant Professor of English, Ohio Wesleyan University, USA

You may hear this often, but many of my students named your tour as the best element of the trip last time.

Absolutely brilliant lecture and walk yesterday

Absolutely brilliant lecture and walk yesterday. Students were really energized. Thanks so much.

Bill Mullen, Professor of English and American Studies, Purdue University, USA

Black History Walks
5
2020-07-15T13:27:53+01:00

Bill Mullen, Professor of English and American Studies, Purdue University, USA

Absolutely brilliant lecture and walk yesterday. Students were really energized. Thanks so much.

A rich and detailed learning experience

Our guide's encyclopedic knowledge of the area, and his passion for black history, made for a rich and detailed learning experience. He was friendly and engaging, frequently involving the students in dialogue and relating his points to places and subjects that are familiar to them. The students were fascinated throughout and learned a great deal. We recommend this tour most highly!

Rebecca Whisnant, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Director of Women's and Gender Studies, University of Dayton, USA

Black History Walks
5
2020-07-15T13:28:21+01:00

Rebecca Whisnant, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Director of Women's and Gender Studies, University of Dayton, USA

Our guide's encyclopedic knowledge of the area, and his passion for black history, made for a rich and detailed learning experience. He was friendly and engaging, frequently involving the students in dialogue and relating his points to places and subjects that are familiar to them. The students were fascinated throughout and learned a great deal. We recommend this tour most highly!

The children talk about it for a long time afterwards

I would really like to book two black history walk dates around St Pauls and the Barbican for our two year 6 classes. We have done them for the last two years and the children always learn such a lot and talk about it for a long time afterwards.

Helen Davies, Head of Year 6, John Scurr School, Tower Hamlets

Black History Walks
5
2020-07-15T13:29:08+01:00

Helen Davies, Head of Year 6, John Scurr School, Tower Hamlets

I would really like to book two black history walk dates around St Pauls and the Barbican for our two year 6 classes. We have done them for the last two years and the children always learn such a lot and talk about it for a long time afterwards.

I could not have asked for a better supplement to my Sociology course on race, identity, and culture

Thank you for organizing a wonderful walking tour for my students. You are incredibly knowledgeable, and it was such a joy to hear your take on things. The students loved this field trip. You did an excellent job relating the history, culture, and social contributions of Black and Afro-Caribbean people in a fun and lively way while still emphasizing the seriousness and importance of this often overlooked aspect of British life. I could not have asked for a better supplement to my Sociology course on race, identity, and culture. I really appreciate you helping make the class so special and look forward to arranging another.

William Force, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Western New England University

Black History Walks
5
2020-07-15T13:31:05+01:00

William Force, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Western New England University

Thank you for organizing a wonderful walking tour for my students. You are incredibly knowledgeable, and it was such a joy to hear your take on things. The students loved this field trip. You did an excellent job relating the history, culture, and social contributions of Black and Afro-Caribbean people in a fun and lively way while still emphasizing the seriousness and importance of this often overlooked aspect of British life. I could not have asked for a better supplement to my Sociology course on race, identity, and culture. I really appreciate you helping make the class so special and look forward to arranging another.

Engaging, moving, will keep you asking more questions.

What an amazing tour! It completely moved me to rethink the intricate web of social, economic and political relations that characterize British imperial rule and racial politics. Engaging, moving, will keep you asking more questions. The best way to get to know London.

Alai Reyes-Santos, Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of Oregon

Black History Walks
5
2020-07-15T13:32:29+01:00

Alai Reyes-Santos, Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of Oregon

What an amazing tour! It completely moved me to rethink the intricate web of social, economic and political relations that characterize British imperial rule and racial politics. Engaging, moving, will keep you asking more questions. The best way to get to know London.

Nothing but positive feedback

The audience and the panellists had some incredibly positive feedback about your presentation. It went down so well and was an brilliant combination of information, revelation and humour. There were also a number of attendees whose firms or companies had organised a Black History Walk with yourself and also had nothing but positive feedback

Sharon Takhar, Origin Network, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Black History Walks
5
2020-08-19T16:34:16+01:00

Sharon Takhar, Origin Network, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

The audience and the panellists had some incredibly positive feedback about your presentation. It went down so well and was an brilliant combination of information, revelation and humour. There were also a number of attendees whose firms or companies had organised a Black History Walk with yourself and also had nothing but positive feedback
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