Black Power Women of Brixton, Walk

2018: 70 years of Windrush, 100 years of Women having the vote, 50 years since MLK was assassinated

Black people in Britain fought for civil/equal rights as hard as their American counterparts. The role of women in this struggle has been severely marginalised. This walk will show the life, times,

and activities of numerous African/Caribbean women in Brixton. From the 1950's to the 1980's Black women supported and led the anti-racist fight in housing, education, employment, media and politics. We will cover:.


Black Panther Women of Brixton
How the British school system made Black children 'Educationally Sub Normal'
The rise and importance of Saturday Schools and Black teachers
Olive Morris, radical, revolutionary and the fight for decent housing in Brixton
The legendary Claudia Jones ,1950's newspaper publisher and campaigner
How Dame Joceyln Barrow smashed the job colour bar in Oxford street and Brixton
The Organisation of Women of Asian and African descent.
The Depo Provera scandal, fibroids, birth control and conspiracy
The incredible Gloria Cameron and the Race Relatons Act
Miss Lou,The Sus law, Mavis Best



This walk last two hours and 15 mins approx .Meet point sent upon booking. Private group bookings for schools, staff groups, birthdays possible info@blackhistorywalks.co.uk .


Above photo by Neil Kenlock taken in Balham 1972 outside Martin Luther King employment agency.

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04 March , Sunday 12:00

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