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Pt 2. Black British Civil Rights Heroines
Thu, May 11, 2017, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM BST
Black-British Female Civil Rights Heroines (Part 2, this event follows on from our previous session on 31st March which ended with Sybil Phoenix and the 1970's)
The bias in schools gives the impression that racism and civil rights was an American issue and totally ignores the struggles Black British people endured. In recognition of Black Women's erasure from history and the coming Afrofurism, Women, Spirituality and Media all day event (Saturday 17th June 2 to 6pm at BFI Southbank) this presentation will provide the names and achievements of those Black women born or resident here that fought against British racism over the last 300 years.
Includes: Mary Prince, Phyllis Wheatley, Dame Jocelyn Barrow, Florence Mills, Mavis Best, Adelaide Hall, Sybil Phoenix, Connie Mark, Linda Bellos, Will Brown and many others. Issues covered include; virginity testing at Heathrow, deaths in custody, Saturday schools, Educationally Sub Normal classes, theatre, the Royal Navy, politics and much more
This event is brought to you free by Black History Walks, donations gratefully accepted