The Black Past – Marvels & Empires: West Africa

Mon, 19 October 2020

In this 9-part series, we explore the stories of Black people throughout time across the globe, placing Africa at the centre of human life.


We will travel across the civilisations of precolonial Africa, taking a look at how societies were run, what people did on a daily basis, the educational, mathematical & scientific advancements of the times, as well as examining the incredible ancient monuments. We will also delve into the buried history of Black resistance to Western imperialism, from the dawn of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade to the epoch of colonisation

This week we will be taking a stroll through West Africa, a place with incredible civilisations. Our journey will walk us through the trilogy of empires: Ancient Ghana, Mali and Songhai, aswell as the civilisations of Yorubaland and Igbo-Ukwu. We will explore everyday life, advanced sciences and the pre-Columbian African presence in the Americas.

This event is for all ages and anyone looking to learn more about Black history outside of the Civil Rights Era.

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