Exciting interactive history tour on Black British Civil rights and Caribbean history in the Notting Hill area.
There is much more to Notting Hill than Carnival but even that history is often mis-represented. Find out about pioneering African/Caribbean people who literally fought for equality and laid the foundation for modern multi-cultural London. Why does Portobello Road have that name? Where in London is there evidence of 3500 years of African civilisation? How is Kelso Cochrane connected to Stephen Lawrence? This walk features:
- West Indian Freedom Fighters in London
- The White Defence League, Oswald Mosley and immigration
- Black self empowerment, economics and community planning
- Claudia Jones and the origins of Carnival
- Bob Marley, Diana Ross, Muhammad Ali, Marvin Gaye, Band Aid, Rhianna,where they hung out
- Shebeens and the Black Panthers
- World War Two, Windrush, Segregation and Gentrification
- Frank Chrichlow, Darcus Howe legends of Black British Civil Rights
- Race, Class, Gender, Literature, Science and much, much more!
Look out for our book ‘Black History Walks in London Volume 1’ This is part of Black publishing house, Jacaranda Books revolutionary Twenty in 2020 initiative to publish 20 books by 20 Black British authors in 2020. An unprecedented feat. ‘Black History Walks in London Volume 1’ is the 20th of that series but was delayed to this year due to the Coronavirus.
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