Hackney Black History Walk

Sunday March 3rd 10am

This  walk  recognises 75 years since the SS Windrush arrived  from the Caribbean.This tour starts with  the 1950’s and goes right up to the  21st century. We will cover:

  • Black music history soul, reggae, rave and acid: the legendary 4 Aces
  • Hackneys black activism and its pioneering role in housing equality
  • Sus and Operation Jackpot, the Freeway Rick Ross  Los Angeles connection
  • Black British Civil Rights : Hackney Black Peoples Defence Association, Colin Roach and others
  • Revolution via reading: Black bookshops, Maarifa, Centerprise
  • Gentrification and social cleansing
  • Education and the Black child, from grassroots campaigns to national change
  • Race Relations 1965, 1968,1976  the reasons, the impact, the legacies
  • The rise of the black church

Other coming events from Black History Walks

  • African Women Resistance Leaders: Political and Spiritual course Part 1
  • Black History Walks in London Volume 1 book signings
  • The Black King Power, Magnificence and the Epiphany
  • Black History Theatre walk
  • Black history river cruise and bus tour
  • How Black people won World War Two
  • Secrets of Soho Black History Walk
  • St Paul’s/Bank Black History Walk
  • Harlem in Mayfair walk
  • 15 Years of African Odysseys events at BFI Southbank
  • James Baldwin course

‘Black History Walks in London Volume 1’ is out NOW! 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 2022  due to the Coronavirus

Also see our GCSE History book from Pearson part based on our Notting Hill walk, see here HERE

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