Trafalgar Square Black History Walk

Trafalgar Square Black History Walk

90 minute guided history walk on the hundreds of years of African/Caribbean history in the area around Trafalgar Square

Millions of people walk through Trafalgar Square every day and have no idea of the centuries of African history under their feet and in front of their eyes. Your guide will expose the links between Africa, India and the Caribbean and explain how history was whitewashed and racism institutionalised. In 2007 there was a huge emphasis on the 200th anniversary of the British ‘abolition’ of the human trade in 1807, but African freedom fighters in Haiti defeated the French, Spanish and British armies and had already declared their independence in 1804. This walk features:

  • African Kings and Queen Victoria
  • African Resistance leaders of the 1860's
  • Mandela; Apartheid, Tesco's and Kit Kat
  • Australia, Canada, Britain and the planned mis-education of indigenous people
  • The Will Smith of 1800's Europe. Black art of the 1800s
  • The African Princess
  • Black self empowerment and corruption of the airwaves
  • Media propaganda of the 1800's and much,much more !
  • Watch out for Black History Walks new book 'Black History Walks in London, Volume 1 published by Jacaranda Books in 2021
  • Other coming events from Black History Walks www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk

    • Black History River Cruise
    • African Superheroes Day
    • Fibroids and reproductive health: new research from the Caribbean
    • Jim Kelly, Kung Fu and Black British Civil Rights
    • The dangers of Sugar Sweetened Beverages in the African Diaspora
    • American Human Rights history, do Black Lives Matter ?
    • African Superheroes Day
    • Ultraviolence Black deaths in British police custody. Ken Fero
    • Coded Bias: Racism disguised in computer programming
    • The Gentrification of Peckham and Black Urban removal worldwide
    • The British Black Panther Movement interviews
    • 19th Century Superheroine Sarah Parker Remond