Hackney (Dalston) Black History Walk

Sun 25 February 2018 11:00 – 13:00

2018 marks several major anniversaries • 50 years since MLK was assassinated• 60 Years since the Notting Hill Racist Riots • 60 years since the establishment of the West Indian Standing Conference• 70 years of Windrush 100 years sice the end of World War 1 and 100 years of Women having the vote.

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

Black History Walks

Organiser of Hackney (Dalston) Black History Walk


Black History Walks offers guided Walking Tours of London to include its African history which goes back 3500 years. Walks take place in St Pauls/Bank, Docklands, Soho, Trafalgar Square, Elephant & Castle and Notting Hill.

We also offer films, talks and workshops on a variety of related topics every month all year long to complement the walks. The talks are interactive multi-media presentations designed to suit, schools, colleges, universities, tourists, staff associations, community groups and public events. We arrange public filmshows on history and current afairs in venues all over the country. We provide teacher and parent training, inset days and run long and short term interventions in primary/secondary schools, with classes or individual pupils. Check out the website and join our mail list for details of more events. www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk