Above: Una Marsons radio show West Indies Calling 1942

Sunday 7th December 1.00pm-4.30pm

Conference Room, Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road SE1, Tube: Lambeth North.

Free entry: First come,first served.  ww.iwm.org.uk   

Although World War 2  is on the school curriculum and part of the national identity, the role of black women has been deleted. Many children and adults are astonished to find out there were any black women involved. The  question often asked when pupils are informed   is "Were they slaves  ?" Parents cannot pass on what they dont know themselves and to fill this gap adult education is necessary.

This collection of films, personal testimony and interviews will show:

What African/Caribbean women did

How important they were

The role of women in Africa during WW2 plus rare films/photos of

Una Marson (BBC Radio Producer/civil rights activist)

Connie Marks (Mary Seacole campaign, civil rights )

Norma Best (Veteran and Black Headteacher in 70's)

Josephine Baker (Secret Agent,Fundraiser,Civil Rights  activist)

Lt Col Charity Adams (Highest ranking black female inWW2)

Christine Moody (first black female Major)

Princess Noor Inayat Khan (Secret Agent, George Cross winner)






Above: Cy Grant came from Guyana, served in the RAF, was shot down, survived a prisoner-of-war

camp and later became an actor, author and community activist

Sunday 23rd November 1.00pm-4.30pm

Conference Room, Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road SE1, Tube: Lambeth North.

Free entry: First come,first served
Please bring a donation

An examination of the American presence in the Caribbean and the influence of US segregation

policies on Britain. How and why Britain was given 50 warships by the USA? British racism

compared to US racism, after-effects of the Empire on the Caribbean society, culture and economy.

Special Guest: Veterans from WW2

Sunday 16th November 12.00pm-5.00pm

Conference Room, Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road SE1

Tube: Lambeth North. Free entry: First come,first served

This is part of Black Film Festival more films at www.bfmmedia.com

John Henrik Clarke, Ivan Van Sertima, Francis Cress Welsing and Fela Kuti in one mindblowing documentary for preview click here.
http://video.aol.com/video/afrikan-world-masters-dir-kwaku-person-lynn/1850450  They break down ancient civilisations, internalised racism, the  education of black children and the power  of music in one amazing session. This awareness raising film will be followed with 4 new films from teenage directors about the causes and solutions for violent crime in London plus Q and A about what the youth think should be done: Films include:

North by Northwest Ten by Danny Mendoza

Shoot and Score by Leon Herbert

Choices  by Caz Kennedy

Knife Trends LDN by Shola Amoo

Showdown by Dewi Bruce

Growing by David Alexander

Saturday 1 November 2.00-6.00pm

Naij plus Q & A with Jide Olanrewaju

Conference Centre, British Library,Tube : Kings Cross

Free entry: first come,first served http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/whatson/events/november.html

Corruption, Mismanagement, Fraud, War are the stereotypical views of Nigeria and indeed Africa as a whole.This block-busting film explodes the mis-education and stereotypes and puts the country we now call Nigeria into context. This is the best film

on African history and politics you will see this year. If you've ever asked yourself "why is Africa the way it is?" the answers are here. Trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcRAWvKvaqM

Topics covered...

* How the British fixed the  elections
* "Nigeria" does not exist
* How Europeans encouraged civil war
* The Role and Rise of the Army
* The City of London = Corruption Head Office
* Creating poverty as a means of control

Above: Somali, Kenyan and Nigerian Troops were some of the best fighters in the war against the Japanese. They were not allowed to have black officers. When they returned home they were'nt allowed to vote and their land was often given to white immigrants from England.

Saturday 25th October 1.00pm-4.00pm
Conference Room, Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road SE1,Tube: Lambeth North.
Free entry: First come,first served Please bring a donation

This interactive talk will look at Britains use of false information to control the  African/Caribbean population while  recruiting them to fight in WW2 and the propaganda employed by the Nazi regime which highlighted the hypocrisy of the USA where black troops fighting for "democracy" could not vote or sit at the front of the bus. In England during the war racist attacks were common on black troops and Caribbean troops earned a reputation for fighting back