What’s British African History? A Free Online Discussion Forum

Monday Sep. 27 2021, 6-9pm (UK)

A free, open forum for discussing British African History, and what’s happening on the academic and community history spaces.

Are you interested in African or Black History?
Are you a student or consumer of this History?
Do you lecture, write, curate, organise or deliver African or Black History programmes?

Then this forum is for you to have your say and let others know what you do.

Sep. 27 What’s British African History? A Free Online Discussion Forum

6-8pm History consultant Kwaku^ leads a discussion on what’s British African History, and recent developments in this discipline. There will be an overview of who’s covering this history on the academic and community spaces, with some of the practitioners talking about their individual programmes*.

There will also be an introduction to the 13-week Monday Xtra History Sessions 2021 programme. Topics and questions covered include: Are African youths still suffering from police misuse of sus-type laws? What does the language of decolonising look like? A chance to discover some of London’s African history hidden in plain sight. What are some of clubland’s horror stories, as a consequence of police engagement or door policy? The story of how Black History Month was introduced in Britain. We’re looking for women to give first-hand experience of African women organisations**.

8-9pm Optional audience-led open discussion.

*We are particularly keen to hear from practitioners – course leaders, presenters, heritage specialists, walk guides, etc, and **African women and organisations, based outside London: btwsc@hotmail.com.

^Kwaku is a history consultant, historical musicologist and former university lecturer. He’s the lead presenter on BTWSC’s community projects and tutor on BTWSC’s OCN accredited Overview of African History: ‘From Freedom To Enslavement To Physical Freedom’ course. Kwaku is the author of two Heritage Lottery Funded BTWSC books/DVD resources: ‘Brent Black Music History Project’ and NARM (Naming and Role Models) Highlighting African British Male Role Models 1907 – 2007′; the ‘Look How Far We’ve Come…? DVD and Race/Racism Primer; and co-editor of ‘African Voices: Quotations By People Of African Descent’. He’s co-ordinator of the Friends Of Marcus Garvey Bust Collective and TAOBQ (The African Or Black Question).

Produced by BTWSC/African Histories Revisited in association with TAOBQ (The African Or Black Question), and African History Month UK Network.

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