Legendary African-Americans in London 1860s-1960s

Legendary African-Americans in London 1860s-1960s

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dimanche 21 février de 18:00 à 19:15

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Illustrated talk on some of the most famous, and least known, African-Americans who strolled London's streets and fought for equality

Many African-Americans came to Britain in the mid 1800s to escape US white supremacy. Once here they gave speeches, networked, raised funds, collaborated, shared strategies with and inspired African-British people who had similar struggles. These visits stretched from before the US Civil War (1865) to the Black Power movements of the 1970s and even now.

In this one hour session , plus Q&A, we will take you through the visits, locations and activities of major and less well-known Black American freedom fighters including:

  • Magicians
  • Doctors
  • Comedians
  • Authors
  • Black Power/Civil Rights Activists
  • Musicians
  • Runaways

Format This is an online event. The Zoom link will be sent one hour before the event starts. Please check your JUNK MAIL.

This presentation is delivered to honour ASALH's 2021 theme: The Black Family, with an introduction by Professor Gloria J Browne-Marshall Chair of the 400th Commemoration Committee of ASALH (Association for the Study of African American Life and History) The organization was founded by Dr. Carter G.Woodon in 1915 and continues his goal to promote, research, preserve, interpret and disseminate information about Black life, history and culture to the global community. https://asalh.org/about-us/

Other coming online events from www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk :

  • African Women Resistance Leaders: Political and Spiritual course (Part 1)
  • African Odysseys Black Films and White Power (talk)
  • Black Presence in the National Gallery (talk)
  • African Graphic Novels; the rise of Black superheroes (talk)
  • The economic impact of African hair, local and global (talk)
  • The Black history of video games (talk)
  • Science Fiction Fantasy and the Caribbean: Barbados (talk)
  • Hip hop to Opera via Negro Spirituals (talk)
  • Black history bus tour (physical)
  • Black history river cruise (physical)
  • Darcus Howe day (talk)
  • African Animations day (talk)

Join mail list at www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk for advance notice of all events