You are most welcome to join us at the unveiling of a blue heritage plaque in honour of Ida B Wells on Tuesday, 12 February 2019 at the Edgbaston community centre, 40 View Dr, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2HU. The event will take place between 12 and 3 PM featuring a host of guest speakers, performing artists and local schoolchildren. Ida's visits to Birmingham are a significant part Black history in the City, and the Blue Plaque forms part of the Black heritage walks network Edgbaston walk which launches later this year.
Recognize Black Heritage & Culture
Once again we celebrate and honour the life of Dr Martin Luther King with Birmingham's very own tribute show. Now in its ninth year and even of entertainment from local artists and groups singles and a collection of speakers from a range of organisations. Recognize has supported this event for the last nine years, and our very own Garry Stewart will be speaking in behalf of Black Heritage Walks Network.
Tickets are available from https://www.crescent-theatre.co.uk/theatre-event/?EventID=131731
Ida B. Wells in Britain
"It is my mission to give to the world the black people's side of the story."
In 1948, after World War II, Britain was unable to be self-sustainable and so invited people form the Caribbean, on the Empire Windrush to come and help rebuild the nation. It means that Empire Windrush had the dubious title of reminding Britain of its own weakness, but a weakness that it has turned a broken nation into one with a collective strength, as Windrush marks a point of origin in which any non-white British Citizen could become a source of national pride.
Onyeka is a writer, law lecturer and historian. His books document the
lives and history of the African experience in Britain. His work
explores issues about cultural identity, resistance to oppression and
the will to succeed.
Belgrade Theatre Coventry
Discover your Hidden History
11am - 2pm, Sat 14 May
Tickets: FREE Event
Dates & Times
Did you know that four million men and women from Britain’s colonies volunteered for service during the First and Second world war?
Did you know that over one million South Asian soldiers joined the allied forces in WW1 and that nearly 20,000 Caribbean soldiers served on the front line in the Somme, Passchendaele and, on the Middle Eastern Front, Palestine and Egypt?