Legendary African-Americans in London 1860s-1960s

Sun, 21 February 2021 18:00 – 19:15 GMT

Illustrated talk on some of the most famous, and least known, African-Americans who strolled London’s streets and fought for equality

Many African-Americans came to Britain in the mid 1800s to escape US white supremacy. Once here they gave speeches, networked, raised funds, collaborated, shared strategies with and inspired African-British people who had similar struggles. These visits stretched from before the US Civil War (1865) to the Black Power movements of the 1970s and even now.

In this one hour session , plus Q&A, we will take you through the visits, locations and activities of major and less well-known Black American freedom fighters including:

  • Magicians
  • Doctors
  • Comedians
  • Authors
  • Black Power/Civil Rights Activists
  • Musicians
  • Runaways

Format This is an online event. The Zoom link will be sent one hour before the event starts.

This presentation is delivered to honour ASALH’s 2021 theme: The Black Family, with an introduction by Professor Gloria J Browne-Marshall Chair of the 400th Commemoration Committee of ASALH (Association for the Study of African American Life and History) The organization was founded by Dr. Carter G.Woodon in 1915 and continues his goal to promote, research, preserve, interpret and disseminate information about Black life, history and culture to the global community. https://asalh.org/about-us/

Online event from www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk :

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