BTWSC NARM 2013 African British Histories: Paul Stephenson & The Bristol Bus Boycott And John Archer & Black Politics
Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM - Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:30 PM (GMT)
In 2011, history consultant Kwaku used BTWSC's 'NARM (Naming And Role Models) Highlighting African British Male Role Models 1907 - 2007' book (and accompanying DVD) resource to tell a number of African British civil rights histories, focusing on NARM role models such as Dr Harold Moody, CLR James, Henry Sylvester Williams, etc. In 2012, the focus was on composer and pan-Africanist Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.
In 2013, BTWSC, in association with African Histories Revisited, presents NARM African British Histories focusing on NARM Paul Stephenson & Bristol Bus Boycott @ 50 and NARM John Archer London's First African Mayor @ 100.
The Powerpoint-assisted presentations, which can be dealt with separately or together in one programme, can be adapted for youths, adults and inter-generational audiences. it highlights 100 years since John Archer became London's first African mayor, and 50 years since Paul Stephenson successfully led the Bristol Bus Boycott. For more information regarding creating or delivering an African British civil rights history programme around these 2 NARM role models: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Except indicated, the presentations are free, and suitable for a family audience. Locations, dates and times of presentations are indicated by ticket registration (please note that you do not have to print your tickets. Your booking will be on the register at the venue). Each presentation includes time for audience engagement, and questions & answers.
1. Paul Stephenson & The Bristol Bus Boycott
An audio-visual presentation led by history consultant Kwaku with primary source material highlighting the fact that there was a bus boycott in Britain in 1963. It's an accessible family-friendly presentation, which will also point out the connections with cricket, the first race relations law, Tony Benn, newly "independent" Caribbean states, and Martin Luther King's 'I Have A Dream' speech.
2. John Archer & Black Politics
An audio-visual presentation led by history consultant Kwaku that goes beyond the fact that John Archer became London's first African mayor in 1913. It's an accessible family-friendly presentation, which will show that besides being a councillor, he was a Labour party activist whose successful collaboration with an Asian parliamentary candidate sowed the seeds of the party's Black Sections over half a century earlier. An attendee of the 1900 pan-African conference, he was talking about issues such as reparations, long before it took hold in the 1990s.
BTWSC Events/African Histories Revisited
BTWSC is a pan-London voluntary organisation that uses the creative arts to develop potential, raise aspirations, and promote social inclusion. It works with youths, adults and inter-generational audiences. Its core areas of delivery cover music industry, event planning, and African history education and programmes. For more details: email@example.com.
Please note that because of non-attendance, we over-book all free events, so entry and sitting is on a first come, first served basis.
Please note that we photograph and/or film/video our events. NO Filming/Video recording events by attendees without prior permission from organisers.