Elephant & Castle Black History Walk

Friday 27 August 2021

This walk links the Imperial War Museum with the Cumin Museum of Ancient Egypt.

It illustrates more than 200 years of Black history with tales of the Will Smith of 1800’s London, the strategic planning of the Windrush generation, African soldiers and their centuries of service to Britain, India and Africa’s enormous role in WW2. We cover:

  • How Sam King the Jamaican RAF veteran fought the Far Right
  • The Windrush generation and the fight for a place to sleep
  • Immigration, regeneration and gentrification
  • The Fisk Jubilee Singers
  • African-Americans, academia and Queen Victoria
  • Paul Robeson, Welsh miners, the Trocadero
  • How organised Black British struggle changed the law
  • No Blacks, No Dogs, No Irish
  • Mass media and Jewish refugees, Hitler and England

Check out our walks, talks and films www.blackhistorywalks.co.ukOther coming events from Black History Walks

Black History Walks and Twentyin2020

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.

More Southwark Listings MORE

Southwark Thursday 30 September 2021

WU-LU

South London’s Wu-Lu is refreshingly straddling seemingly disparate worlds of music like no other.   Having spent years…

Southwark Friday 1 October 2021

Killy

Khalil Tatem, better known by his stage name Killy, is a Canadian rapper from Toronto, Ontario. He is…

Southwark Sunday 3 October 2021

Dance for Stevie

This diagnosis has left Steve in a state of Prolonged Disorder of Consciousness, meaning, Steve is unable to…

Southwark Sunday 3 October 2021

The Black Joy Experience_physical Event

An evening of creativity, discussion, a film screening, an exhibition, workshop and a paint party. Long story short…Guaranteed…

Southwark Tuesday 5 October - Saturday 13 November 2021

White Noise

Thirty-somethings Leo, Misha, Ralph and Dawn have been inseparable since college.   Making their way together in the…

Southwark Tuesday 5 October – Saturday 13 November

White Noise by Suzan-Lori Parks

Thirty-somethings Leo, Misha, Ralph and Dawn have been inseparable since college.   Making their way together in the…