Black Londoners: History of Black People in London before 1948
This fascinating course of 4 lectures will focus on the contributions made by people of African and Caribbean descent to London in the areas of Literature, Politics, Music and Health & Welfare before 1948.
This course is important as this area of study has been seriously neglected and will provide the students with the knowledge of the invaluable input people of African and Caribbean descent have provided to London, from the 17th century to 1948.
Clearly there is a need for this sort of information.
After all: Can YOU name 10 people of African and Caribbean descent who have contributed to the history of London before 1948 in the areas of Literature, Politics, Music and Health & Welfare?
Class One: Literature
This lecture takes us on an incredible journey focussing on best selling writers and the emergence of the Black press as a voice of the oppressed peoples in London and abroad. We will focus on writers and editors such as Phillis Wheatley, Robert Wedderburn, Duse Mohamed Ali, Harold Moody.
Class Two: Politics
This informative lecture focuses on the African and Caribbean contribution to politics and the organisations that emerged. Some of the personalities we will focus on include William Cuffay, Henry Sylvester Williams and the Pan African Movement, Amy Ashwood Garvey and the West African Student Union.
Class Three: Music
This lecture will uncover the hidden histories of people of African and Caribbean descent who have contributed to London in the field of Music and Entertainment. We will focus on both Classical and Popular musicians such as Ignatius Sancho, Elisabeth Welch, Ken ‘Snakehips’ Johnson and Amanda Ira Aldridge and many more.
Class 4: Health & Welfare
This lecture will uncover the hidden histories of people of African and Caribbean descent who have contributed to London in the field of Health and Welfare. In this lecture we will focus on medical professionals such as Dr George Rice, Dr. Cecil Belfield Clarke, Christine and Harold Moody and many more.
All of the classes are highly visual two hour PowerPoint presentations
Duration: Every Wednesday for 4 weeks
Start Date: Wednesday 4th September 2013
End Date: Wednesday 25th September 2013
Time: 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Venue: PCS Headquarters (CLAPHAM JUNCTION), 160 Falcon Road, Clapham Junction, London SW11 2LN, (3 minutes walk from Clapham Junction mainline station.
Course Fee: £60
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Here are some comments from evaluations forms completed by past students:
"Very good course, the research was outstanding. This is certainly given me food for thought and I will be conducting my own research into all those who we have learnt about."
"Oral, visual and musical with handouts. What more could you ask for?"
"I enjoyed the variety of the course and learning about pioneering Black people in Literature, Music, Politics and Health. There were a number of "Black firsts" that paved the way for us."
"Excellent course of excellent value! I really enjoyed learning. This has ignited a new passion to learn in me."
"The way the course served as an introduction to the numerous interesting historical figures and provided references to assist with individual research. Also, there was good opportunity for class discussion."
"I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to know more about our history in London. They will find our history everywhere in London and will be reminded of how much Black people have achieved in difficult times."
"I enjoyed the fact that Black people contributed so much to London, not just post-Windrush but also as far back as the 17th century."
"A definite eye opener. It was all interesting and mind blowing"
"I have learnt a lot about the History of Black Londoners before 1948 which has been very interesting and informative."
Places on these courses are limited.
Places are available on a strictly first come, first served basis and we anticipate that there will be a lot of demand for this course.
If you would like to attend this course, please contact us for an enrolment form.