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Heroic Black Pilots of World War 1 and 2

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The Blue Room

BFI Southbank

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SE1 8XT

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The new Caribbean film Hero: the amazing story of Squadron Leader Ulric Cross premieres at the BFI Southbank on 18th May 2pm. In honour of this screening we present 90 minutes of the history of the many other Black RAF aircrew who served in both World War 1 and World War 2.

We will cover:

  • Black pilots from Barbados, Jamaica, Haiti, St Lucia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, USA, Turkey, Ethiopia and more
  • Red Tails the movie, fact, fiction and Hollywood resistance to positive black stories
  • The World War 1 pilot who became a nightclub owner and World War 2 spy
  • Black female pilots and their hidden histories
  • The African air bases that supported the RAF in WW2
  • The secret African route that helped Britain win the war in the 'Middle East'

2019
• 51 years since Martin Luther King was assassinated
• 61 Years since the Notting Hill Racist Riots
• 61 years since the establishment of the West Indian Standing Conference
• 71 years of Windrush
• 101 years of Women having the vote

Events for 2019 in recognition of the above

  • Black History bus tour April 28th
  • Special screening of Jordan Peeles Us plus Q&A at BFI Southbank June 16th
  • Black history river cruise June 22nd (Windrush Day)
  • Trafalgar Square, St Paul's, Soho, Elephant & Castle, Notting Hill, Hackney Easter Weekend
  • The Black history of video games
  • Black presence in the National Gallery
  • How to move to the Caribbean and live Good



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