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How Black People won World War 2
Sat, May 6, 2017, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM BST
A detailed and extensive look at the African, Caribbean and Asian war effort with video clips and interviews with black Spitfire & bomber pilots, Nigerian and Somali troops fighting in Burma, Black and Asian women secret agents, u-boats in the Caribbean and the importance of Africa and India’s raw materials
Black History Walks has delivered this event at the Imperial War museum for over ten years. Despite being on the British school curriculum many people have no idea that Black people played any part in either World War 1 or World War 2. This interactive presentation will fill in the huge gaps as well as provide references and resources.
Next film event Afrofuturism, Spirituality, Activism and Media Saturday 17 June 2 to 6pm. A whole day of films about Black women in heroic roles plus Q & A. Films include:
Caleb, A lone Black female astronaut fights the alien takeover of her world
Ori Inu, a young New Yorker confronts her Christian family with Brazilian Candomble.
Summer of Gods, a beautiful little Brazilian girl undergoes rights of passage which link her to African Godesses
Rise of the O, A black female superhero series which draws on West African Orishas
Plus Q&A with Director/producers of Ori Inu, Author, Dr Michelle Asantewa, and other special guests