Hackney (Dalston) Black History Walk

This  walk  recognises 75 years since the SS Windrush arrived  from the Caribbean. It covers from the 1950s up to the 2000s

In association with Hackney History Festival

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
  • How to teach Black History at GCSE level
  • Mayfair, Traflagar Square, Notting Hill, Regents Canal and Theatre walks
  • Black history river cruise and bus tour
  • H ow Black people won World War Two
  • Secrets of Soho Black History Walk
  • Black History Canal cruise
  • B attlestar Galactica
  • Black and Asian British Civil Rights
  • 16 Years of African Odysseys events at BFI Southbank

Look out for '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.

A lso see our GCSE History book from Pearson part based on our Notting Hill walk, see image below