BTWSC in association with African Histories Revisted, focus their two 2013 NARM African British histories on commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Paul Stephenson-led Bristol Bus Boycott, and the 100th anniversary of the election of London’s first African mayor John Archer.
Although the audio-visual presentations can be delivered separately for youths, adults and inter-generational audiences, the programme launches at Gayton library with a combined presentation. It consists of:
1. Paul Stephenson & The Bristol Bus Boycott
An audio-visual presentation led by history consultant Kwaku with primary source material highlighting the fact that there was a bus boycott in Britain in 1963. It’s an accessible family-friendly presentation, which will also point out the connections with cricket, the first race relations law, Tony Benn, newly "independent" Caribbean states, and Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have A Dream Speech’.
2. John Archer & Black Politics
An audio-visual presentation led by history consultant Kwaku that goes beyond the fact that John Archer became London’s first African mayor in 1913. It’s an accessible family-friendly presentation, which will show that besides being a councillor, he was a Labour party activist whose successful collaboration with an Asian parliamentary candidate sowed the seeds of the party’s Black Sections over half a century earlier. An attendee of the 1900 pan-African conference, he was talking about issues such as reparations, long before it took hold in the 1990s.
For more details, or to commission a presentation: Awula Sewrwah, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.btwscnarm.eventbrite.com