The Black Past – The Towering East: East Africa

Mon, 26 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 story.


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.

East Africa was home to an incredible number of kingdoms and stories. This week, we will be taking a look at the monuments of Axum and the global trading networks and luxury urban centres of the Swahili States.

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

Time: 18:00 – 19:30 GMT

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