Black History Walks delivers talks, all year long. See our next public event HERE. We have over 40 interactive, short to long, multi-media presentations which can be presented to assemblies, universities, community or staff groups. The presentations cover National Curriculum items like World War 1 and 2, Black British Civil Rights and Science and Invention. In addition we offer adult education on Fibroids, Black Women Leaders, The Black Image, Medical Apartheid, Reparations, Abolition and Gentrification to name but a few. We also have a large selection of popular culture items like; The Black History of Comedy, How Jamaicans ended Slavery, African Superheroes Day, How to Brainwash the Youth and make them act like Fools! 400 Years of African Women Resistance Leaders, X Men/Captain America/Call of Duty Movie Breakdowns.
Previous audiences include primary/secondary schools, Bank of England, Houses of Parliament, Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard, UBS, Citigroup, Northern Trust, Morgan Stanley, Norton Rose Fulbright, PWC, HM Treasury, Department of Education and Skills, Royal Holloway University, Kent University, Care Quality Commission, The Red Cross, Westminster Council, Ofcom, Science Museum, Imperial War Museum, NHS, National Army Museum and Cottons Restaurant.
'The audience and the panellists had some incredibly positive feedback about your presentation. It went down so well and was an brilliant combination of information, revelation and humour. There were also a number of attendees whose firms or companies had organised a Black History Walk with yourself and also had nothing but positive feedback' Sharon Takhar, Origin Network, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
On a monthly basis we arrange and host the Queen Nzingha lectures presented by African Caribbean female academics/holders of expert knowledge speaking on their areas of expertise. Such talks include: The Impact of Hip Hop on White Masculinities, White Saviours and the Black Help(less), African Hair Police: Death and Discrimination on your head, How True African Dance was Corrupted into Porn and 26 other topics. The list below is not exhaustive, bespoke presentations can be arranged. Community Cohesion and PVE training also available.
Queen Nzingha Lecture 29. Get educated or die trying. The “youth” are often conceptualised as a social problem, with Black youth being attached to further demonising stereotypes. Education in institutions and 'on road' can and is making a difference but pioneering and innovative youth work initiatives are not being recognised far less duplicated.
Senior Lecturer/Phd candidate Veronica Mason and Senior Lecturer Asha Urbo address some of the issues through their experiences and specialised topic areas;
Exploring the meanings and use of Hip-Hop in university and 'Road Man' education and The transformative power of literacy with street youth .
They will cover:
How pop culture and music can be used to fight stereotypes
How young people conceive learning in a 'cut and paste' society
Queen Nzingha Lecture 6 with Veronica Mason. In the 1970's Hip Hop music represented the voice of Black American youth in regards to racism, oppression, poverty and Black urban life experiences. It also gave Black youth a platform to address and celebrate Black history, challenge dominant mainstream thinking and encourge a sense of empowerment. However, fast forward to today and hip hop has become one of the most popular global music genres, racking in millions of pounds from an abundance of fans, including young white boys wearing hip hop inspired clothing, using hip hop slang,spitting lyrics and street-dancing. So we are all one big happy family, right? This lecture will explore the ways that hip hop has influenced white masculinities and will question whether hip hop encourages cultural diversity or reinforces racist stereotypical thinking.
Queen Nzinga was an African Queen who fought against the European invasion of southern Africa (Congo/Angola). The Queen Nzinga lecture series will feature African female academics/holders of expert knowledge, speaking on topics of their choice on a monthly basis. The Nzinga lecture series will provide a regular platform for women of African descent to highlight important issues in an academic setting. You can view some Queen Nzingha Lectures on our youtube page
Recent media articles have complained of London being 'sold off to foreigners' It is certainly true that parts of London have drastically changed in appearance in recent years but what impact has there been on the African-Caribbean community ? Black History Walks have hosted a number of educational events on the Windrush generation, civil rights and housing in Brixton/Notting Hill, Peckham but some of our venues no longer exist due to gentrification.
Senior Lecturer Charmaine Brown will give an illustrated talk on the regeneration of Peckham and its impact on the African-Caribbean commmunity.Her talk will cover:
What is gentrification ? Positives and negatives
Peckham's history: Rural farms, upper class ghetto, urban warzone
Black British Civil Rights in South London
Black Empowerment via Wealth Creation: 'Box hand' and 'Sou Sou'
How African-Caribbean people regenerated Peckham/Brixton/Notting Hill before "Regeneration"
Depopulation, Repopulation and racist shops