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African and Caribbean People in Britain

25 September 2022, 2.00pm

£12.00
'African and Caribbean People in Britain' book cover
'African and Caribbean People in Britain' book cover
'African and Caribbean People in Britain' book cover
25 September 2022, 2.00pm

African and Caribbean People in Britain

Hakim Adi reflects on the significant role that African and Caribbean people have played in shaping Britain’s history through the ages.
 £12.00 (Concessions: £10.00)
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The event

Professor Hakim Adi challenges the steadfast tendency to present the history of African and Caribbean people in Britain as something distinct and discrete from the wider narrative of British history.

In this talk, he will demonstrate how the story of African and Caribbean people in Britain does not begin in 1948 with the arrival of the Empire Windrush, but rather it is a story as old British history itself. From the very beginning, there have been African and Caribbean men and women in Britain.

Charting a course through British history, with an unobscured view of the actions of African and Caribbean people, Adi reveals how much our greatest collective achievements – universal suffrage, our victory over fascism, the forging of the NHS – owe to these men and women, and how, in understanding our history in these terms, we are more able to fully understand our present moment.

The speaker

Hakim Adi is Professor of the History of Africa and the African Diaspora at the University of Chichester.

The first historian of African heritage to become a professor of history in Britain, he has been researching and writing about the history of African and Caribbean people in Britain for decades. He is the founder and consultant historian of the Young Historians Project.

Hakim Adi

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Details

Date:
25 September 2022
Time:
2.00pm
Cost:
£12.00
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Venue

National Army Museum (Foyle 1)
Royal Hospital Road
London, SW3 4HT United Kingdom

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Concession:
£10.00
Booking Link:
https://chelseahistoryfestival.online.red61.co.uk/event/386:306