Black History Walks – Free Online Series about Black British Bookshops

Black History Walks have been offering walking tours, educational talks and films in London for over 14 years. Starting on Friday, 16 April, they are bringing the history of Black British Bookshops to our screens. Thanks to Words of Colour for sharing the event information with me! Participation is free, but registration through Eventbrite is required (links below).

Black History walks will be talking with owners and readers about bookshops as important places for Britain’s Black community and scenes of resistance. They announce to cover:

– “The dangers of selling Black books
– The multi purpose role of the book shop space
– Black business and education
– The fight for premises, how white institutions block Black progress
– The link into self-publishing
– International speakers in odd places
– The Saturday School connection
– Bookshops and political campaigns: Scrap Sus, Racism on the buses, Anti Apartheid, The Grenada revolution, school banding”

The series of talk will feature Eric and Jessica Huntley, Michael La Rose of New Beacon Books, the oldest black bookshop in Britain, and Centerprise and Emmanuel Amevor.

In addition to the talks, a book about the Black History Walks by Tony Warner will be published in July 2021 by Jacaranda Books!
Black History Walks in London, Volume 1:

You can find more details about the speakers, interviewees and the content of the talks via the links to the respective event:

Books, Violence and Resistance (1/4) Eric Huntley on Friday, 16 April, 19:30 (Central European Standard Time)

Books, Violence and Resistance (2/4) Eric Huntley, 23 April, 19:30 (CEST),

Books, Violence and Resistance (3/4) New Beacon Books, 30 April, 19:30 (CEST)

Books, Violence and Resistance (4/4) Centerprise, 5 May, 19:30 (CEST),