Zoom This Monday Into London’s Wonderful And Varied Representations Of Africans And History

A Zoom presentation this Bank Holiday Monday means you don't have to be in the metropole to discover London's representations of Africans, Africa and African history, some of which is hidden in plain sight!

African Representations

History consultant Kwaku presents a fun, inclusive, interactive, family-friendly journey of discovery of African history and representations across London!

‘London African History Through Representations In The Capital’ is a video screening and a post-screening discussion learning forum, which brings a British African history perspective to the marking of London History Day 2021, which falls on Bank Holiday Monday May 31. The event, which takes place, 6-9pm, starts with the screening of ‘London African History Through Representation In The Capital’, a video that captures history that incredibly spans over two millennia!

The indie-produced video was inspired by one of the tenets of the African Jubilee Year Declaration 1987-88, called for the promotion of positive imagery, achievements and contributions of Africans at home and abroad, including naming buildings, parks, monuments and streets after notable Africans. Incidentally, another of the Declaration’s tenets gave rise to the annual celebration of Black History Month, which has been marked in London and beyond annually in October since 1987.

This is a participatory forum, where attendees of the online event are expected to contribute to the discussions by not only asking questions, but also by mentioning any of London’s African-related artefacts and representations that they know of within public spaces. There will be a special Spirit Of African Jubilee Year 1987-88 clap for any attendee whose contribution is new to the Kwaku!

For more information or to book: https://AfricanHistoryPlus.eventbrite.com.

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