BTWSC NARM African British Histories Presentations In Wandsworth

BTWSC NARM African British Histories Presentations In Wandsworth

The first of two BTWSC NARM African British Histories presentations at Battersea Library near Clapham Junction highlights local historic personality with NARM John Archer London’s First African Mayor @ 100 family-friendly presentation

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.

This programme will consist of 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.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.

The follow up presentation at the library on Tuesday April 16 2013 (tbc) will focus on: 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’.

For more details, or to commission a presentation: Awula Sewrwah, btwsc@hotmail.com, www.btwscnarm.eventbrite.com

Region: All
Start Date: 19/03/2013
End Date: 19/03/2013
Start Time: 18:30
Venue: Battersea Library
Venue Address: 265 Lavender Hill, London, (Clapham Junction)
Website: http://www.btwscnarm.eventbrite.com
Press Tickets: Not Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
 
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Name: K Kwaku
Phone: 020 8450 5987