Black History Walks

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COMMUNITY ORGANISATION AWARD FOR RACE, RELIGION & FAITH –


Black History Walks provide monthly talks, films and educational walking tours on London’s’ 2000 years of African history. Their guided history walks take place in seven different parts of London and within four museums, attracting visitors from across the globe. Acting on the perverse statistic that out of 18,500 UK professors only 85 are black and just 17 of those are women; BHW set up the Queen Nzingha lecture series featuring black women speaking on various topics. This self-funded grassroots initiative has produced over 30 lectures. Their regular monthly film shows, African Odysseys at the BFI Southbank is the only programme in the entire country to showcase African/Caribbean films every month of the year. Their regular history talks continue to inspire; topics like ‘Tracing my African roots to Jamaica via the English aristocracy’ by Dr James Dawkins pulled in 400 people at UCL.


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