Beyond the Black Panthers: Dr Beverly Bryan

Fri, 12 March 2021 18:30 – 20:15 GMT

Professor of Education, author, Black women’s activist, primary school teacher and former British Black Panther discusses her life and works

Beverley Bryan is co-author of the classic book ‘Heart of the Race: Black Women’s Lives in Britain’ (1985) which detailed the experiences of ordinary Black women and their fight for equality from post-war up to 1980s Britain.

Dr Bryan was a founder member of the Brixton Black Women’s Group; a Saturday school organiser, a mainstream primary school teacher who pioneered Black history teaching in her classroom in the 1970s and a member of the British Black Panther Movement. A lifelong educator, Beverley Bryan is a retired Professor of Language Education from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica

In this wide-ranging interview, hosted by Dr Michelle Asantewa, we will explore her experiences as above and also cover the below:

  • Jamaican Creole as language
  • Slam’ poetry in the 1970s
  • Anti-Racist education
  • Life as a black teacher
  • The impact of the West Indian Student Centre
  • The importance of history
  • Moving to the Caribbean

This is an online talk at 6.30pm UK time and will be delivered via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent 45 mins before the start please check your JUNK MAIL

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