Sunday 29th April 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM @ Brixton, London SW2 (meeting point confirmed once place is booked)
- 70 years of Windrush (read my latest Social Commentary No. 13 “CHILDREN OF THE WINDRUSH GENERATION – RUSHED OUT OF THE UK”
- 100 years of Women having the vote
- 50 years since MLK was assassinated
- 60 years since the Notting Hill racist riots
- 50 years since the police killing of David Oluwale
Black people in Britain fought for civil/equal rights as hard as their American counterparts. The role of women in this struggle has been severely marginalised. This walk will show the life, times, and activities of numerous African/Caribbean women in Brixton. From the 1950’s to the 1980’s Black women supported and led the anti-racist fight in housing, education, employment, media and politics. We will cover:
- Black Panther Women of Brixton
- How the British school system made Black children ‘Educationally Sub Normal’
- The rise and importance of Saturday Schools and Black teachers
- Olive Morris, radical, revolutionary and the fight for decent housing in Brixton
- The legendary Claudia Jones ,1950’s newspaper publisher and campaigner
- How Dame Joceyln Barrow smashed the job colour bar in Oxford street and Brixton
- The Organisation of Women of Asian and African descent.
- The Depo Provera scandal, fibroids, birth control and conspiracy
- The incredible Gloria Cameron and the Race Relatons Act
- Miss Lou, The Sus law, Mavis Best
This walk last two hours and 15 mins approx .
NB: Meeting point sent upon confirmation of booking.
Private group bookings for schools, staff groups and birthdays possible .
To register and book your place go to: Eventbrite
For further details email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is sponsored by: Eye London Opticians (Independent Black Owned Opticians)