The African presence in Yorkshire goes back two thousand years to when African priests, soldiers and merchants lived and prospered in the Roman city of York.
Both the Greeks and Romans had been forced to negotiate treaties with the Candaces (Queens) of the mighty African empires of Nubia, Kush and Ethiopia, whom they could never conquer.
However, untruths told since in the name of the British Empire have drawn a toxic veil over Africa's incredible history and the continent’s insurmountable contributions to the identity and economy of today’s Britain.
How is this linked to Leeds and specifically to the University of Leeds' campus? Join us and all will be revealed! This walk seeks to inform and unify, we hope to see people from many backgrounds in our audience.
Booking in advance is essential as numbers are limited. Each walk is strictly limited to 15 attendees so that social distancing is possible. If you would like to book for a group, please get in touch with Heritage Corner directly and they will try to accommodate you.
What people are saying...
- Really worthwhile and full of information. Love the use of performance to portray characters and bring history to life.
- A brilliant walk which shares (African) history in a well-researched, knowledgeable way. We need more of this input in our schools.
- This is the second time I've attended the walk and feel there is so much more to learn. Joe’s knowledge, creativity and enthusiasm mean I could easily stay for the whole day.