Remembering the ‘riots’, 1958 Notting Hill and Black resistance

31 August 6.30pm
On the anniversary of the ‘riots’ we review the mainstream history and pay tribute to those who fought back against violent racism

This event is organised by Black History Walks in conjunction with the Sarah Parker Remond Centre at U.C.L.

In August/September 1958 there were concerted physical attacks against Black people in their homes and on the streets of Nottingham and Notting Hill. Mainstream media often described the attacks as rioting and police denied any racial motive. In this interactive session we revisit the era and area and tell the story from a African/Caribbean perspective with photos, news items and videos. We will cover:

  • The White Defence League
  • British Union of Fascists
  • Black Self Defence groups and tactics
  • Housing and settlement patterns
  • The 30 year rule
  • The Kenyan Connection
  • Black World War Two veterans
  • Caribbean community, care and co-operation examples
  • Black businesses and the police
  • GCSE books and Black history in schools

About the speakers: Tony Warner is the author of ‘Black History Walks in London Volume 1’. This is part of Jacaranda Books revolutionary Twenty in 2020 initiative to publish 20 books by 20 Black British authors in 2020. An unprecedented feat. ‘Black History Walks in London Volume 1’ is the 20th of that series but was delayed to this year due to the Coronavirus.

Andrew Muhammad aka ‘The Investigator’The Investigator is one of the United Kingdom’s leading Black History and Culture Specialists. His lively energetic presentations are designed to bring forth history and culture to the spectator allowing for a more enriched awareness of the universal contributions and achievements of a culturally diverse society

This is an online event the relevant link will be sent to the email you register with please check your JUNK mail. Look out for our new book Black History Walks in London Volume 1 from Jacaranda Books

Coming Soon: Other online events from

  • African Women Resistance Leaders: Political and Spiritual course Part 1
  • Top 20 Banned Black films you must see
  • Black Success Stories in London
  • African Graphic Novels; the rise of Black superheroes
  • The economic impact of African hair, local and global
  • 19th century superheroine Sarah Parker Remond
  • A British Black Panther speaks
  • Earl Cameron Season
  • Black history bus tour and river cruise
  • Black British Civil Rights and Darcus Howe day
  • Elephant and Castle Black History Walk
  • Hackney Black History Walk

About the Sarah Parker Remond Centre at UCL

The University College London Sarah Parker Remond Centre for the Study of Racism and Racialisation explores the impact of racism – scientific, metaphysical and cultural. Part of the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies, they work closely with many partners on-site to provide a focal point for scholarship, teaching and public engagement activities that are addressed to various problems of racial inequality and hierarchy

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