The Inspiring story of Black People in the Origin and Evolution of Medicine and Surgery !

Sunday 27 October 3pm to 5.45pm. (clocks go back !)

Cottons Caribbean Restaurant, 70 Exmouth Market, Islington EC1 Tube: Angel

Pay on the door.  £8.00. This is an intimate venue so its  first come, first served. Latecomers may end up standing or not getting in at all !

Black History Walks is working with Cottons Caribbean Restaurant to showcase African/Caribbean history and promote excellent African/Caribbean food. Hear from distinguished scholars have stimulating debates and  sample the delicious weekend buffet.

The Inspiring Story of Black People in the Origin and Evolution of Medicine and Surgery
In this lecture and book launch, Robin Walker author of the 700 page African history masterpiece, When we Ruled  recounts the fascinating history of the origin and evolution of medicine and surgery. He details the contributions that Black people have made from Ancient Egyptian times, during the slavery era and right up to the advances made today by the African Americans.
Not only is it a big and fascinating story, The Robin Black 'History Man' Walker  shows that some of the health wisdom of the ancients is still relevant and beneficial today and he gives detailed examples!
Come along and discover
  • The true origins of penicillin and tetracycline in the Ancient Nile Valley
  • Just how widespread the smallpox vaccine really was in Ancient West Africa in pre-slavery times
  • The role of African Americans in the evolution of hormone replacement therapy and synthetic medicine
  • African midwifery, C-sections and child care pre-European invasion and the so-call civilising mission
Robin Walker will also be launching his new book series: Blacks and Science
Black Sumer and the African origin of civilisation:
Lecture, Discussion and Book Launch”
Sat 26 October 5-8 pm
(Previously sold out. Repeated by popular demand. This event is pay-on-the-door first come, first served)
In the Black Community, it is increasingly recognised that civilisation itself began in Africa. However, mainstream scholars continue to teach that civilisation started in the 'Middle Eastern' regions of Iraq and Syria ( referred to as Mesopotamia/Sumer in ancient times).
In this presentation,  scholar Fari Supiya, and Robin Walker author of the 700 page African historical masterpiece 'When We Ruled'   will present new and cutting edge research that identifies who the ancient people of Iraq and Syria actually were.
For the record, they looked nothing like the people who dominate those regions today!
Is this yet another example of a Stolen Legacy?
Come along to our lecture, discussion, and book launch. You will find out:
  • How sickle-cell in ancient populations shows up in the skeletal remains
  • How a computer programme used by US police department forensics allows us to identify and classify ancient skulls by ethnic origin
  • How the languages spoken by ancient populations allows us to identify which modern populations they are related to.
  • Plus update on the present Syria situation from  a black history perspective
This event is history-in-the-making. We are presenting revolutionary NEW research and we are LAUNCHING three new books Black Sumer: The African Origins of Civilisation, and Black Sumer: The Physical Evidence 1 and 2This research on the Middle East is just as important and revolutionary as the work conducted by Diop and Obenga on Ancient Egypt.
We not only PROMISE to rewrite history, we are ACTUALLY DOING IT!
Find out more about When We Ruled at 
Cost: £8.00 pay on the door
Event: Black Sumer and the African Origin of Civilisation
Venue: VAC Islington, 200a Pentonville Road, N1 9JP
Nearest tube: Kings Cross


black WW1

Conference Room

Imperial War Museum

Lambeth Road SE1

Tube: Lambeth North

Interactive lectures with references and resources on Sunday the 6th and 13th October from 2 to 4.30pm

Black History Walks has been running events at the War museum for over ten years. With the total refurbishment of the museum and the upcoming 100th anniversary of World War 1 we present a comprehensive overview of the African/Caribbean presence, contribution and importance in two  'world wars' . Despite being on the British school curriculum most people have no idea that black people played any part in either war.

Sunday 6th October 2 to 4.30pm

What were Black People doing in World War 1 ?

An explanation of the crucial role Africa, Asia and the Caribbean played in WW1. Interviews with Jamaican WW1 veterans, West India Regiment in Palestine, Black and Asian fighter pilots, the Herero genocide, German colonies in Africa and how that affected geography and WW2

"I wanted to tell you that the lecture given by BHW at the Imperial War Musuem on 26th July was brilliant! When I came home, my parents were really excited about how much I had Dad has always enouraged me to get a full picture of British history and until the lecture yesterday I hadn't fully realised how much of a void there is in the British History that is readily available at schools and Universities.
I am a student at Lancaster University and I study the First World War but I knew nothing about the involvement of Black British Soldiers! " Faye Grimes

Sunday 13th October 2 to 4.30pm

How Black People Won World War 2

War museum audience Black Victims of the Nazis Feb 2009

 Above. Previous war museum audience at Hitlers Black Holocaust talk in 2009

A detailed and extensive look at the African, Caribbean and Asian war effort with video clips and interviews with black Spitfire & bomber pilots, Nigerian and Somali troops fighting in Burma, black and asian women secret agents, u-boats in the Caribbean and the importance of Africa and India’s raw materials

Thank you so much for coming into our school on Friday. Your talk was really inspiring and so valuable to our students. It was great to see them so engaged'. Rebecca Howard, Canons High School, Queensbury