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Plans for Black History Conversations in 2023

Weekly Zoom sessions in 7 x 12 week seasons, since October 2020 have enabled us to explore a wide range of Black History stories around the world, as well as the achievements and challenges faced by Black people. 

Many thanks to every one who has contributed, all on a voluntary basis. an amazing achievement.

We are starting 2023 with an opportunity not only to review the past 7 BHC Seasons, and to hear of successes and scandals ...

British Culture Secretary re 'Elgin Marbles'  "Returing these would open a can of worms - we must protect 'our culture'"  and went on to say British law prevents return - news items on Australian World News 12 1 23 

Season 8  January - March 2023  

Main Themes 

Updates on initiatives inspired as Black Lives Matter changed perspectives:

    Statue removal or explanation 

    Museum reviews and return of stolen goods

European empires and impacts - Dutch royal apology

Exploring approaches to local Black History research

Country by Country - Black History stories 

 

Season 8 April - July 2023

Main themes:

Windrush 75

Exploring approaches to local Black History research

American and Australasian people's and the impact of European invasion 

Ongoing updates on initiatives inspired as Black Lives Matter changed perspectives

County by County - UK stories 

 

Season 9 October to December 2023 

Main Themes

Black History Month - worldwide achievement 

African empires and impacts

Ongoing updates on initiatives inspired as Black Lives Matter changed perspectives

City by City - benefits of empire evidenced 

 

And ....

We are also planning:

to develop a website 'Black History Unlocked' to share the stories we have focussed on.

to develop national database of Black History links in UK - Country by Country, County by County and City by City

to support and follow up various projects 

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