Saturday, 11 October 2008

Before The Slave Trade

Before the Slave Trade is a visually stunning presentation that addresses one key question: What history do Black people have before the slave trade started? The lecture discusses the Empire of Mali, the Yoruba Kingdoms, Medieval Sudan, Medieval Ethiopia and the East African Coast. These civilisations have left behind a splendid array of evidence that are all discussed in the lecture. This evidence includes wonderful artefacts, illuminated manuscripts, and impressive architecture. The lecture also launches the new book by Robin Walker: Before the Slave Trade which will be available at the event.

Check out the website at and watch the trailer for the book!

The event will take place on Monday 13th October 2008 from 6.45pm to 9.30pm.

The event will be held at the PCS Headquarters, 160 Falcon Road, Clapham Junction, London SW11 2LN, (3 minutes walk from Clapham Junction mainline station. Buses to the venue 35, 37, 39, 49, 77, 87, 156, 170, 219, 239, 295, 319, 337, 334, 345, C3, G1). There will be an admission charge of £4 per person. PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST 15 MINUTES EARLY. Refreshments will be provided. For further information and other enquiries about the event, you can call or text us on 07951 234 233.

In order for us to manage seating and room layout, we would be grateful if all who are attending this event could confirm their attendance in advance. Please confirm via email how many of you will be attending this event. Please can you also notify any cancellations made after confirmation.

(Please note, photographs will be taken at this event and may be used for promotional purposes).

We would appreciate if you could forward this information to all who you believe will be interested. We look forward to seeing you for another exciting night of Black History Studies.

· Paperback: 200 pages
· Publisher: Black History Studies Publications (September 2008)
· Language English
· ISBN: 978-0-9559695-0-8
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