19.10.2020: Twelve Black History Icons During the Slave Trade Period, online event

September 29, 2020

Monday 19 October

Robin Walker 

Twelve Black History Icons During the Slave Trade Period 

This inspirational multi-media presentation documents the brilliant careers of high achieving Blacks during the LEAST favourable era for them to have flourished: The Slave Trade.  

These influencers excelled as mathematicians, engineers, soldiers, writers, intellectuals, artists and composers. They left behind tangible legacies that we still admire today. The content begins with Juan Latino (sixteenth century) and ends with Mary Lewis (nineteenth century). 

Robin Walker, also known as The Black History Man, is one of the UK’s most pre-eminent African scholars. Born in London Walker read economics at LSE before studying African World Studies under Dr Femi Biko and later Kenny Bakie. Since 1992 Robin has been lecturing in adult education, universities and conferences on African World Studies, Egyptology and Black History.  

Robin has authored or co-authored 13 books, including classic titles such as Classical Splendour, Roots of Black History Sword, Seal and Koran, the best study there has ever been on the Songhai Empire of West Africa (Everyday life in a West African Empire). Perhaps his most notable and critically acclaimed work is the title When We Ruled, which is hailed as the single most advanced historical synthesis on the history of Africa and its people to date. This established Walker as a leading authority on African studies in the English-speaking world. 

Join the Microsoft Teams meeting, Monday 19 October at 7pm

Email Dionne.Anderson@lbhf.gov.uk for your invite.  

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