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Black History Walks

Tony Warner

496 pages
Jacaranda Books Art Music

From Elephant and Castle to Southwark, from London Bridge to Westminster, Black History Walks takes you through the historic Black sites around the City of London, and with the companion guide, you'll get more in-depth history of the story of each place and how it links to Africa.

In this two-book guide, you'll get:
- Comprehensive coverage of historical places in London that have a relationship with Africa;
-How the most touristic attraction are actually hidden gems from Africa;
- Connect with places with African roots in this metropolis;
- Walking tours that can be self-walked or accompanied with the official Black History Walks tours;
- A companion guide to give you more in-depth history of the African relationship with London.

Author Bio

Tony Warner established Black History Walks - 15 guided walks, bus tours, and other strands that explore the thousands of years of Afro-Caribbean history in London - in 2007. It has since been featured on BBC, ITV, Arise TV, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Conde Nast, Time Out and Channel 4.

Tony is also the co-founder and chair of the African Odysseys programme, which screens African diaspora films and Q&As on a monthly basis at the British Film Institute's Southbank Centre. It is the only such programme in the country and has shown thousands of films to tens of thousands of people. Tony has been exhibiting films about Black history in museums, art galleries, restaurants and youth clubs since 2000. He pioneered community partnerships with and lectured at the Imperial War Museum, National Portrait Gallery and Museum of London/Docklands, all of which led to huge increases in Black audiences.

Tony has written and presented documentaries for Teachers TV, and is also an author on Pearson's ground-breaking exam textbook that introduced Black British Civil Rights at GCSE level for the first time. He also created a 26-week course for pupils in primary and secondary schools to improve self-esteem and academic performance.

As a management consultant specialising in diversity, Tony has led workshops and diversity training for corporate, government, and educational clients including Transport for London, Cable and Wireless, the Financial Times, Penguin Books and Enterprise Rent a Car.

Since 2011, Tony has sponsored 10 Nubian Jak blue plaques in honour of Black historical figures, and in 2021 he was selected as the first ever Activist in Residence at University College London's Sarah Parker Remond Centre for the Study of Racism and Racialisation.