“Slavery Is NOT Our History! Lecture, Discussion and Book Launch by Robin Walker, the author of When We Ruled” Thursday 5 December 2013 at 7pm sharp London.
Most people are aware of the devastating impact that mass enslavement had on Africa and African descended peoples. However, this inspiring presentation addresses a rarely told story - one of Black resistance to and independence from the enslavers. In other words, Caribbean history is much more than just the whip, the chains and the plantation!
Black peoples throughout the Americas rose in rebellion against the enslavers.
Moreover, African escapees sought to set up mini-African states of their own quite separate from those of the enslavers. This lecture tells their story in Brazil, Jamaica, Guyana, Barbados, the United States and Haiti.
Robin Walker ‘the Black History Man’ presents research from his recently reprinted book When We Ruled 2nd edition, whichwill be available for sale. Also available on the day is the indispensable When We Ruled Study Guide & Reading plan.
Come along to the lecture, discussion, and book launch. You will learn about:
- How enslaved Africans became independent of their enslavers
- What we know about life in these mini-Africas
- Why these achievements have been hidden from the general story of history
- The lessons we can learn and what you can teach your children
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Cost: £5.00 (and £3.00 for children)
Event: Slavery is not our history.
Venue: Learie Constantine, 43-47 Dudden Hill Lane, NW10 2ET - Near Willesden Bus Garage
When: Thursday 5 December 2013 at 7pm sharp
Nearest tube: Dollis Hill
Buses: 302, 297, 260, 266