African Tudors

The African Tudors Book Tour was launched at the House of Commons, London in 2013 to commemorate the release of the book, Blackamoores: Africans in Tudor England, their Presence, Status and Origins by the historian Onyeka.

The tour has travelled nationwide to venues including The National Portrait Gallery, the London Metropolitan Archives, the University of Nottingham and the Scottish National Gallery.

In 2015, we travelled to America to discover how this forgotten portion of history helped to shape the development of post-colonial America and the history of African-Americans.

Blackamoores Course at the Black Cultural Archives A Forgotten Heritage: Blackamoores in Tudor England

Every Wednesday 1st November-6th December 2017  7-9pm

This course is the first of its kind: where students will be able to explore the presence, status and origins of Africans in Tudor England through a specially designed programme. The Blackamoores course is facilitated by Narrative Eye and hosted by the BCA. During this course students will have an opportunity to carry out detailed investigations based on the pioneering work of authors such as Onyeka. In his book Blackamoores (2013), he spent over twenty years researching the presence, status and origins of Africans in England. His work proved that Africans were not all slaves and that many came from strong and vibrant civilisations. We will discover that not only was this the time of William Shakespeare, Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, but also people of African descent such as Mary Fillis of Morisco, Henrie Anthonie Jetto and Anne Vause. This six week programme will empower students to help write the missing pages of history. Students will be assessed and awarded a certificate of achievement upon successful completion.

Venue: Black Cultural Archives, 1 Windrush Square, Brixton, London SW2 1EF 


Cost: £50