African History in Sheffield Walk with Joe Williams
11.00am – 12.30pm
An urban walk through city streets to highlight race and empire. Join Joe Williams of Heritage Corner (Leeds) to explore African-related history and the black presence in Sheffield, including celebrated Victorian residents, famous visitors, and experiences since Windrush toward social cohesion. Looking to the past to go forward, there will be opportunities for participant contributions.
Joe Williams runs Heritage Corner and the Leeds Black History Walk. He is honoured to be the guest guide who shares the ground-breaking work of Sheffield historian, Mark Hutchinson. Several celebrated historical figures of African origin, connected to Yorkshire’s rich heritage, will be brought to life in context and discussed.
Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable footwear for walking around the city.
Limited spaces available to book in advance. More spaces will be released on the day at 10.00am and you are welcome to drop-in on the day.
This event is part of the Spirit of Africa Festival - Fri 26 & Sat 27 October