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Lecture: Thousands of Years of a Visible African Heritage
When it comes to perceptions about Africa or black people many of the old stereotypes still promoted today.
‘Negro is the study of man’s rudimentary mind. He would appear rather a degeneracy from the civilised man than a savage rising to the first step were it not for his total incapacity for improvement’ – British Explorer Richard Burton 1821-1890
‘The best fate for Africa would be if the old colonial powers scrambled once again in her direction; on the understanding that this time they will not be made to feel guilty’ – Boris Johnson 2002
On Tuesday 5th March, world renowned historian Robin Walker (African Union, Hidden Colours) will deliver a one-off lecture that synthesises his 25 years of research on African History into one lecture.
In this lecture Robin Walker will explore the very definition of history, the black identity and showcase Africa’s leading kingdom civilisations before and after European contact. This lecture will challenge everything you ever learnt at school, or university and revolutionise your perception about the world and your history.
Buckle your seat belts and get your pens ready for 6000 years of Black history in 2 hours.
DATE – TIME- VENUE:
One-off lecture entitled Thousands of Years of a Visible African Heritage – Tuesday evening 5th March 2019 18:15 – 20:30 (sharp)*(those already signed up for the course can attend this free if they bring a paying friend along.)
University of the Arts London 272 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EY nearest station Holborn
“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” – Marcus Garvey
Why this course was put together?
This course is intended to empower professionals and give them the tools to overcome the social, psychological. And economic, and social challenges they will face in their personal and profession life
- Black Britons earning on average 23% less than their white counterparts (Richardson, 2016)
- On average 40% of black people live in poverty (Joseph Rowntree Report)
- Th estimated worth of the black economy is estimated to be worth £4.5 billion, however only 2% is spent with the black community
- 2.2% of the UK’s population is Black, but they make up 15 % of prison population. A worse proportion than in the US.
- in 2011 there were 0 Black and minority Supreme Court Judges
- Black African women have a mortality rate four times higher than White women in the UK.
Who is Robin Walker?
Robin Walker, also known as The Black History Man, is one of the UK’s most pre-eminent African scholars. For the last twenty-five years he has been lecturing adults at universities and conferences on African World Studies, Egyptology, Black History, personal development and wealth creation. He is author of the classic book When We Ruled, hailed as the single most advanced historical synthesis on the history of Africa and its people to date. His other best selling books include The Rise and Fall of Black Wall $treet and Black British History: Black Influences on British Culture 1948 to 2016. He has appeared in such documentaries asThe African History of Sport, Ancestral Voices 2, and Hidden Colors 4.
He currently serves as historian on the African Union’s Citizenship & Diaspora Directorate.
Can I register and pay for my a place on the day of a lectures?
No, due to security reasons, we will need to provide attendee names to the venue the night before each event. Therefore, we will not take payment on the day, and you will need to pay for your space by 10pm the night before either the one off lecture or the first day of the course.
Can I pay for the course at the one-off lecture on March 5th?
Yes absolutely, you will have the opportunity to pay for the Black Studies in the City course at the one-off lecture. Both cash and card welcome.
For Further infomation email Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is fully booked.