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Edinburgh's Black History Walk Part 2

Due to popular demand, we've organised part 2 of this fascinating history walk. If you enjoyed part one, come along! If you missed part one, you're bound to love part 2!

The tour will be led by Lisa Williams of the Edinburgh Caribbean Association.   Hear the fascinating but little-known stories of Edinburgh’s deep connections with Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.  Who was Scotland's first MP of Caribbean descent? Which American civil rights leader did the Edinburgh Ladies Emancipation Society bring to speak on the Royal Mile in 1893? How did Edinburgh become a centre for African and Caribbean political activists at the same time as hosting 'human zoos' in the early 20th century? Which Jamaican soldier recovered alongside the War Poets at Craiglockhart in WW1? Hear about the medical student from Grenada who worked in the slums of Edinburgh, the fight against the colour bar in 1929 and the lumberjacks from Belize who aided the war effort. Hear these stories and more as we take a walk around central Edinburgh...

Starting and ending at Queen Elizabeth House, the walk around the centre of the town will make you see Edinburgh’s statues and buildings in a whole new way!

When Tuesday 27th February 12pm-2pm

Cost £5 per person