Experience Haiti in London

Wednesday 17th October 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM @ Cottons, Unit 12, Flagship House, St. Georges Wharf, London SW8 2LE The Haitian struggle for freedom and the history of the first Black Republic makes Haiti (or more correctly Ayiti) one of the key subjects to learn about during Black History month. Today, Haiti is…

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War To Windrush: Black Women in Britain 1939-1948

Tuesday 16th October 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ Level 6 Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DT To commemorate the 70th anniversary of both the arrival of the Empire Windrush and the birth of the National Health Service, join cinema and social historian Stephen Bourne as he shines a light on the…

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A Black and British History: Jamaica’s First Maroon War

Wednesday 10th October 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Impact Hub, Brixton, Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8PQ Who are the Maroons of Jamaica? Why did Britain go to war with them? Who were their leaders? CLR James (African-Trinidadian historian, journalist and socialist) wrote: “I was tired of reading and hearing…

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Agents of Freedom: The Black Jacobin – by ‘Ancestry Talks’ With Paul Crooks

Saturday 6th October 2018, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM @ Lewisham Library, 199-201 Lewisham High Street, London SE13 6LG   Whilst researching his ancestry, Paul Crooks discovered his Great Great Great Grandfather walked free from a sugar plantation in Jamaica in 1838. Paul wanted to know more about what lay behind the decision to free…

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The Black Presence in Haringey

Saturday 18th August 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Wood Green Library, 187-197A High Road, London N22 6XD Part of the London Borough of Haringey ‘Black History Month Programme’.   This fascinating presentation by Black History Studies focuses on the hidden history of London and the contributions made by people of African and Caribbean…

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‘The Annual Pan-African Presentation’

Friday 17th August 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ Willesden Green Library Centre, 95 High Road, London NW10 2SF   Marking African Jubilee Year 1987-88 @ 50, African History Month @ 50 and International Decade For People Of African Descent (IDPAD) 2015-18. Although the concept of pan-Africanism has a long history, it is not…

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2 DAY CONFERENCE: “Academics + Activism in the 21st Century”

Friday 22nd – Saturday 23rd June 2018, 9:30 AM – 7:30 PM @ The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB   The conference will facilitate conversations between academics and activists to discuss how they can work together, and highlight ways in which academics and activists in the US and UK are currently working…

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“CONTROL THE AGENDA: A BLACK HISTORY & WEALTH MASTERY LECTURE” by Robin Walker

These empowering workshops by Robin Walker will teach you your history. They will also show you how to practically use the lessons learned from that history to financially empower yourself and the Community through personal development, money management, business and entrepreneurship.

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“THE ARCHIVE & HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHIES OF THE BLACK PRESENCE IN BRITAIN” by Autograph ABP

Wednesday 9th May 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ Autograph ABP, Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA Why is it that public images and records of rural England often ignore the presence and contributions of black people, and how can engagement with archives illuminate these histories? Using Elsa James’ project ‘Forgotten Black Essex’ as a starting point,…

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“BLACK POWER: WOMEN OF BRIXTON WALK” by Black History Walks

Sunday 29th April 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM @ Brixton, London SW2 (meeting point confirmed once place is booked) 2018: 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…

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“BLACK PANTHER’S AFRICAN HISTORY – AN INTERACTIVE AUDIO-VISUAL PRESENTATION”

Saturday 28th April 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM @ The New Beacon Books Ltd, 76 Stroud Green Road, London, N4 3EN 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…

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“THE AMAZING JAMES BALDWIN”

“THE AMAZING JAMES BALDWIN – A 6 WEEK MULTI-MEDIA & INTERACTIVE COURSE”, Monday 21st May 6:30 PM – 8: 30 pm – Monday 25th June 2018 @ Harris Westminster, 7 Tothill Street London SW1H 9LH – COURSE FEE: £70 An exciting, interactive multi-media course to mark the release of the Oscar-nominated documentary by Raoul Peck.This…

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