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Black History River Cruise
9 July 2022 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Experience hundreds of years of African/Caribbean history on a three-hour cruise along the Thames from Temple to Greenwich.
A private double-decker boat will start from the Temple Pier near the Temple tube station on the Embankment. The six-mile round trip includes unobstructed and spectacular views of both sides of the Thames riverbanks. With special historical guests Phyliss Wheatley, Nanny of the Maroons, Queen-General Yaa Asantewa, Warrior Queen Amanirenas and Olaudah Equiano, not only will you get a thoroughly informed historical commentary as you cruise, but you will hear inspiring true stories from legendary Black resistance leaders.
The cruise will cover ancient African art and engineering, African Romans, Black Spitfire pilots, lost sugar warehouses, the Ivory trade, African diamonds, African Odysseys on the Southbank, the Apartheid Millenium Wheel, Nigerian oil, 20,000 Black people and their Day of Action, Civil Rights in the UK, Mary Seacole, To Sir With Love, Brown babies and Jim Crow, The Palace of Stolen Goods, West India Docks, Canary Wharf’s African roots, Kings College’s Caribbean connection, Guys Hospital and who really paid for it, the colour bar in nursing, Black Merchant Mariners, the river as a sewer, Black Shakespeare, Tate & Lyle and the Sugar Girls, Barbados and the National Rail Network, the REAL pirates of the Caribbean and much, much more!
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