Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


VIRTUAL: Darcus Howe: a talk by Leila Hassan-Howe

04 November 2021, 6:30 pm–8:15 pm

Darcus Howe

A personal, illustrated journey through the life of this Black British history giant with his wife Leila

This event is free.

Event Information

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Sarah Parker Remond Centre / Black History Walks

This is an online event. Zoom link will be sent 30 minutes before the start by Black History Walks.

This event is organised by Black History Walks in collaboration with UCL's Sarah Parker Remond Centre

Darcus Howe is a legend in Black British history. He was a key figure in many major movements from the Black Panthers, to the Mangrove 9, to Bangladeshi housing, the Black Peoples Day of Action, the Brixton uprisings and changing the face of British TV with the Bandung File and Devil's Advocate.

In this talk we will cover his background, influences, legacy and some of the many campaigns he was involved in.

This event is part of the Darcus Howe Weekender. From the 3rd November Black History Walks will be hosting 4 nights of films and talks on his life and work. Half of the events will be virtual and the other half will be in person.

  • Wednesday 3rd November (ONLINE): British Black Power: Leila Hassan Howe
  • Thursday 4th November (ONLINE): Darcus Howe a personal journey with commentary from Leila Hassan Howe
  • Friday 5th November (PHYSICAL): Film at BFI Southbank 'Cause for Concern' 1968. Darcus Howe takes on Metropolitan Police racism in this very rare TV broadcast of the black community standing up to institutional racism.
  • Saturday 6th November (PHYSICAL): 11am to 7pm. Full day of films featuring Darcus Howe including rare episodes of Bandung File and Devil's Advocate. Plus on stage interviews and Q&A's with his contemporaries.

Details at www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk