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Oct 26

Secrets of Black British History with Robin Walker

October 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Event: Secrets of Black British History with Robin Walker
Start Date: 26 Oct 2017 6:30 pm
End Date: 26 Oct 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: Room B 404 Cruciform Building

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Robin Walker is the author of the masterpiece 800-page book on ancient African history ‘When We Ruled’  http://www.whenweruled.com/

He has now co-written a new book, Black British history: Black Influences on British Culture (1948 to 2016) http://amzn.to/2wjWQfA designed for adults as an educational resource.

This audio-visual presentation of the book, by the author, will cover:

  • Challenging ignorant historians
  • Origins of Carnival
  • The National Front and domestic terrorism
  • The Africanisation of Black Britain
  • Teddy Boys, Skinheads and the Black music connection
  • Calypso to Garage to Grime, a genesis
  • The origin of British R&B
  • Civil Rights in Britain, leaders and activists
  • The impact of Black migrants on the NHS
  • What was the fourth musical culture Black migrants brought to the UK?
  • Origins of Black history month in Britain
  • Plus Question and Answer session

The paradox of education is that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he/she is being educated

James Baldwin

 

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