African Women Resistance Leaders: Political & Spiritual 6 week online course (Part 1)

Black History Walks offer guided Walking Tours London to include the African history of London however during lockdown they will be hosting online events.

This 6 week online course will detail Black women who have fought against colonialism and racism over the last 400 years and examine their varied spiritual belief systems. Mainstream history consistently ignores the contribution of Black women in general, but many of these women used indigenous spiritual belief systems to sustain their own ideologies and inspire their followers. African civilisations and belief systems were, and are, routinely denigrated by Europeans which has led to stigma and mis-representation.

Find out more on eventbrite or Facebook.

Date: Tuesdays from 2nd February 2021 for 6 weeks
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Secrets of the Goldsmiths online guided tour – live on Zoom

Black History Walks offer guided Walking Tours London to include the African history of London however during lockdown they will be hosting online events.

This special virtual event goes inside the famous Goldsmiths’ Hall for a personal guided tour of the 190-year-old building. Our St Paul’s/Bank walks have been stopping outside the Goldsmiths’ Hall and discussing its history for 13 years. On this special virtual event we go inside the famous hall for a personal guided tour of the 190-year-old building which is rarely open to the public.

We will cover:
* What is a Goldsmith, what do they do?
* What is a guild? A brief history of the livery companies
* The link between goldsmiths and banking
* The African connections
* Black goldsmiths and jewellers
* How to become an apprentice
* A library of golden history and a chance to study
* The relevance of the Goldsmiths’ Company in the 21st Century
And much more!

This presentation is brought to you by the Goldsmiths’ Company and Black History Walks. Donations to the event will be split equally between Black Minds Matter and the work of Black History Walks.

This is an online event delivered via Zoom. The link will be sent to your email address 90 minutes before the start.

Find out more on eventbrite or Facebook.

Date: Friday 29th January 2021
Time: 6:30pm to 8:15pm

African American Transatlantic Abolitionism in Britain online talk

Black History Walks offer guided Walking Tours London to include the African history of London however during lockdown they will be hosting online events.

Online talk with author Dr Hannah Rose Murray who details African-Americans and their fight for equality in Britain in the 1800s.

During the nineteenth century and especially after the Civil War, scores of black abolitionists like Frederick Douglass, Moses Roper and Ellen Craft travelled to England, Ireland, Scotland, and parts of rural Wales to educate the public on slavery. By sharing their oratorical, visual, and literary testimony to transatlantic audiences, African American activists galvanised the antislavery movement, which had severe consequences for former slaveholders, pro-slavery defenders, white racists, and ignorant publics.
Their journeys highlighted not only their death-defying escapes from bondage but also their desire to speak out against slavery and white supremacy on foreign soil. Hannah-Rose Murray explores the radical transatlantic journeys formerly enslaved individuals made to the British Isles, and what light they shed on our understanding of the abolitionist movement. She uncovers the reasons why activists visited certain locations, how they adapted to the local political and social climate, and what impact their activism had on British society.

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Date: Thursday 28th January 2021
Time: 6:30pm to 8:15pm

The Lockdown Comedy Guide

Due to only being able to work on the events website in my spare time, I couldn’t possibly bring you all of the amazing comedy taking place during lockdown. This is why I highly recommend you take a look at The Lockdown Comedy Guide.

They provide listings for all the standup (and standup-adjacent) online events happening during the lockdown. These are live events only, no pre-recorded events. There are events happening every day so if you like comedy, check them out 🙂