African Animation: Ancient to Modern

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

The African origins of popular cartoons PLUS modern day African animation studios that are leading the Black Image revolution.

The animation industry is worth $500 billion annually but we can trace its roots back to the Motherland. Hollywood films are known for ripping off African culture and whitewashing history but less well known is the exploitation of Black culture and iconography in the animation industry.

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Date: Friday 12th February 2021
Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Inter-generational Trauma in the age of Coronavirus. (Nzingha 91)

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

Intergenerational Trauma in the Age of Coronavirus: Haiti, New Orleans, & the African Diaspora. Examples, recovery and healing.

Queen Nzingha lecture 91.
This presentation will highlight the psychological effects of generations of structural racism on African people in America, the Caribbean and beyond. Special focus will be on the additive effect of the global pandemic and police brutality. Dr. West-Olatunji will outline examples of resilience within a historical context that preceded and informed the current wave of social activism and resistance.

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Date: Sunday 7th February 2021
Time: 6:30pm to 8:15pm

Call of Duty Black History Breakdown

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

Forensic illustrated analysis of the real Black history and hidden propaganda present in C.O.D Modern Warfare and Black Ops/Cold War.

Computer games are making more money than some movies nowadays (C.O.D sales have topped $10 Billion so far, the Avengers movie made $1.5 billion). Producers and actors are increasingly selling stories to millions of eager consumers using this format but what sort of stories are being told ? We already know that film is an extremely powerful medium which often contains blatant and hidden messages. So how do these cinematic, high definition, interactive computer games relate to Black people and their history? Are they a help or a hindrance?

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Date: Thursday 4th February 2021
Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Interview with a Legend: Arthur Torrington CBE

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 illustrated talk and interview will explore the five decades of multi-media Black history productions of Arthur Torrington CBE.

Mr Torrington is co-founder of the Equiano society and the Windrush Foundation. Both organisations have produced numerous events, documents and films to record and promote at least 200 years of African and Caribbean people in Britain.

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Date: Wednesday 3rd February 2021
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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.

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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.

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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