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The Launch of the Black Heritage Walks Network

Black British Heritage Walks is a group that highlights the historical and modern-day achievements of the African-Caribbean community in and around Britain. The network has researched and created a series of black heritage trails across the West Midlands.

We aim to:

• To document migration stories and achievements of the black community in the UK, in particular, the post-war African Caribbean community.
• To inform and educate local communities about the contribution of the black community within the UK
• To encourage tourism within the highlighted places of interest

Handsworth Black Heritage Trail

Our first trail ‘Handsworth Black Heritage Trail’, launched on Sunday 24th June 2018 as part of the city-wide programme to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of SS Empire Windrush arrival of Caribbean’s to the UK.

Pre Booking is essential

Suitable clothing

Although the routes are not strenuous, please be aware that surfaces may be uneven and could be slippery when wet. We strongly recommend that you dress appropriately for the weather with warm/waterproof clothing and comfortable footwear.

For your safety

Please take care when crossing busy roads and always use the designated crossings where indicated. Please be aware of other road users and pedestrians, particularly by leaving space on pavements for people to cross safely.

Please remember to bring a bottle of water.

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