The Gentrification of Peckham and Black urban removal worldwide

Sunday 20 Febuarary 2022

An illustrated talk on the regeneration of Peckham, its impact on the African-Caribbean community and international comparisons.


Recent media articles have complained of London being ‘sold off to foreigners’ It is certainly true that parts of London have drastically changed in appearance in recent years but what impact has there been on the African-Caribbean community ? Black History Walks have hosted a number of educational events on the Windrush generation, civil rights and housing in Brixton, Notting Hill and Hackney but some of our venues no longer exist due to gentrification.

Senior Lecturer Charmaine Brown will give an illustrated talk via Zoom on the regeneration of Peckham and its impact on the African-Caribbean community.

Her talk will cover:

  • What is gentrification ? Positives and negatives
  • Peckham’s history: Rural farms, upper class ghetto, urban warzone
  • Black British Civil Rights in Southwark
  • Black Empowerment via Wealth Creation: ‘Box hand’ and ‘Sou Sou’
  • How African-Caribbean people regenerated Peckham before “Regeneration”
  • Depopulation, Re-population and racist shops
  • There will also be a short presentation from BHW on international comparisons (USA, Brazil, South Africa) and the hidden Black history in London’s streets. The Zoom link will be sent 45 minutes before the start, please check your JUNK MAIL.

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