Black Girls in Film: Representations of African-American Girlhood in Film , 1963 to 2013. Queen Nzingha Lecture 9

Saturday  14 September 6.30pm to 9.00pm. This event will start at 6.30pm, latecomers will miss out and may not get a seat

Admission free if booked via eventbritehttp://blackgirlsinfilm-eac2.eventbrite.co.uk/  . Donations accepted on the day

Queen Nzingha was an African Queen who fought against the European invasion of southern Africa (Congo/Angola). The Queen Nzingha 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. As a result of these lectures a  Black Women Women in Academia Support group has been set up

See  previous Queen Nzingha lectures here


Black Girls in Film : Representations of African-American Girlhood in Film, 1963 to 2013

On the 14th September from 2 to 5pm the BFI will screen Spike Lee's Four Little Girls  in honour of the 50th anniversary of this terrorist incident. www.bfi.org.uk 

From 6.30pm Dr Legal-Miller will give an illustrated talk on the representation of the Birmingham church bombing in 1963 and in subsequent years, and how it constructed a contested vision of African American girlhood.

Her talk will also include a brief overview of African American girls in cinema, alongside close readings of the highly critically acclaimed films Precious and Beasts of the Southern Wild, in which the young female protagonists  were both Oscar nominated.  These readings will be placed in the wider context of race, gender, class, celebrity culture and major historical and contemporary events such as the killings of Emmett Till in 1955 and Trayvon Martin.

Dr Althea Legal-Miller previously gave an Nzingha lecture on Sex, Violence and Civil Rights which can be seen here www.youtube.com/blackhistorywalks

About the Speaker: Althea Legal-Miller

Ph.D., American Studies, King’s College London, 2011

M.A., Contemporary Cinema Cultures, King’s College London, Distinction, 2006


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Conference Room

Imperial War Museum

Lambeth Road SE1

Tube: Lambeth North


Interactive lectures with references and resources on Sunday the 6th and 13th October from 2 to 4.30pm

Black History Walks has been running events at the War museum for over ten years. With the total refurbishment of the museum and the upcoming 100th anniversary of World War 1 we present a comprehensive overview of the African/Caribbean presence, contribution and importance in two  'world wars' . Despite being on the British school curriculum most people have no idea that black people played any part in either war.

Sunday 6th October 2 to 4.30pm

What were Black People doing in World War 1 ?

An explanation of the crucial role Africa, Asia and the Caribbean played in WW1. Interviews with Jamaican WW1 veterans, West India Regiment in Palestine, Black and Asian fighter pilots, the Herero genocide, German colonies in Africa and how that affected geography and WW2

"I wanted to tell you that the lecture given by BHW at the Imperial War Musuem on 26th July was brilliant! When I came home, my parents were really excited about how much I had learnt...my Dad has always enouraged me to get a full picture of British history and until the lecture yesterday I hadn't fully realised how much of a void there is in the British History that is readily available at schools and Universities.
I am a student at Lancaster University and I study the First World War but I knew nothing about the involvement of Black British Soldiers! " Faye Grimes

Sunday 13th October 2 to 4.30pm

How Black People Won World War 2

War museum audience Black Victims of the Nazis Feb 2009

 Above. Previous war museum audience at Hitlers Black Holocaust talk in 2009

A detailed and extensive look at the African, Caribbean and Asian war effort with video clips and interviews with black Spitfire & bomber pilots, Nigerian and Somali troops fighting in Burma, black and asian women secret agents, u-boats in the Caribbean and the importance of Africa and India’s raw materials

Thank you so much for coming into our school on Friday. Your talk was really inspiring and so valuable to our students. It was great to see them so engaged'. Rebecca Howard, Canons High School, Queensbury




Sundays in  September/October at 3pm to 5.45pm.

First come, first served

Cottons Caribbean Restaurant, 70 Exmouth Market, Islington EC1 Tube: Angel

Pay on the door.  £8.00. This is an intimate venue so its  first come, first served. Latecomers may end up standing or not getting in at all !

Black History Walks is working with Cottons Caribbean Restaurant to showcase African/Caribbean history and promote excellent African/Caribbean food. Enjoy great movies, have stimulating debates and  sample the delicious weekend buffet. So far we have exposed the black history of, and analysed Avatar, Matrix, Blade, Chronicle, Django Unchained, They Live and Planet of the Apes. We continue the Andrew Muhammad Movie Breakdown  series with Sunday sessions which will cover Man of Steel, Riddick, After Earth, X Men and Walt Disney  See relevant dates below

Sunday  22nd September. Man of Steel. Part One

Sunday 29th September. Man of Steel. Part Two

Sunday 6th October,  Chronicles of Riddick

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More dates to be announced..

About the movie breakdowns...

The movie industry has perfected the art of using signs and symbols to convey many hidden truths to a very unsuspecting and susceptible audience. This type of communication was first invented in Kemet (Egypt) and was used throughout their society. Many Hollywood blockbuster films and cartoons such as The Matrix and Lion King contain secrets that will amaze the viewers. More info on Andrew Muhammad here

Movie Breakdowns led by Andrew Muhammad: The investigator Since 1994 Andrew has been conducting Hidden Truth Tours nationwide and internationally to Kemet (Egypt), Tunisia, Ireland and Spain. Andrew Muhammad has also designed what is widely known as the ‘Hidden Truth Movie Breakdown’. This delivery is based on the Chinese proverb that a picture paints a thousand words.. More info on Andrew Muhammad here


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The National Black Supplementary Schools week (16-23 August) is a grassroots organisation set up by Nia Imara. It aims to provide holistic solutions to the issues facing black families in educational institutions. This week-long seminar is a 'must attend' event covering a diverse range of topics in well-equipped central London locations with expert speakers and interactive sessions. Sessions include Autism in BME communities, African genius past or present, Black Scientist and Inventors, authors KN Chimbiri and Robin Walker, Setting up Income streams, How to be an Effective school governor and Secrets of the Afro Comb book launch click for full schedule

This event sponsored by Black History Walks


dark girls

A Charity Event Featuring the

UK Premiere Film Screening of "Dark Girls" 

wth a Special Appearance from

Filmmaker D. Channsin Berry

Thursday, 19 September 2013, 6:30pm – 11pm

Canapes and Refreshments from 6:30pm and after the Screening

The Museum of London, London Wall, London

Abundant Sun is excited to announce that it is hosting a charity event entitled 'Energising Women and Strengthening Societies', which features the UK Premiere Screening of the documentary film Dark Girls, by Filmmakers Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry.

Dark Girls
 is an honest and emotionally hard-hitting film which explores the impact of deep-seated biases and attitudes towards dark-skinned women, outside of and within the African-American culture.

Our guests will have the opportunity to view this remarkable film and dialogue with one of its filmmakers, D. Channsin Berry, who is making a special appearance from Los Angeles to share his powerful work and insights in a post-film panel discussion with our audience.

Early Bird tickets available now http://darkgirlsuk-blackhistorywalks.eventbrite.com . By getting involved, you will not only be enriching yourself, you will also be providing help to a very important charity. The profits from ticket sales will be donated
 to Make Every Woman Count.

 www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk is sponsoring this event. Those who have been to our Black Women Hair Skin and Beauty events will find this film very useful. Watch video of previous event here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmUVXGfJ4Yc

Businesses or individual donors actively involved in gender equality and women’s empowerment can get involved in the event. Please click here to find out more about corporate and individual sponsorship packages.