Hackney (Dalston) Black History Walk

Sunday 1th October

This walk recognises 75 years since the SS Windrush arrived from the Caribbean. It covers from the 1950s up to the 2000s.


This  walk  recognises 75 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, reggae, 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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