Hackney (Dalston) Black History Walk

Sun, 3 April 2022 10:00 – 12:00

This walk recognises 70 years since the SS Windrush arrived from the Caribbean.

This tour starts with the 1950’s and goes right up to the  21st century.

We will cover:

  • Black music history soul, reggage, rave and acid: the legendary 4 Aces
  • Hackneys black activism and its pioneering role in housing equality
  • Sus and Operation Jackpot, the Freeway Rick Ross  Los Angeles connection
  • Black British Civil Rights : Hackney Black Peoples Defence Association, Colin Roach and others
  • Revolution via reading: Black bookshops, Maarifa, Centerprise
  • Gentrification and social cleansing
  • Education and the black child, from grassroots campaigns to national change
  • Race Relations 1965, 1968,1976  the reasons, the impact, the legacies
  • The rise of the black church


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