Guided walks exploring Camden’s Black History and places related to Olaudah Equiano, Prince Monolulu, Beryl Gilroy, Paul Robeson and more will take place as part of Black History Month, 2021.
The walks are organized by the local Center for Studies and Archives in Camden.
Equiano is now known with two plaques on the buildings in the neighborhood. One at 37 Tottenham Street where Equiano had lived in 1788, and was installed by the Equiano Society in 2020. The other is at 73 Riding House Street, where he wrote his autobiography in 1789, and installed by the council of Westminster in 2000.
Equiano died in 1797 and was buried in Whitfield Chapel Cemetery. The site is now occupied by the public space of the American Church and Whitfield Gardens.
Saturday October 2 at 11 a.m. – Camden Black History Walk One (Northern Route) from Story Garden, Ossulston Street. Led by Alan Hovell of Camden Tour Guides. Duration: two hours. Admission fee. Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/black-history-month-walks-in-camden-borough-tickets-176134401737
Saturday November 6 at 2 p.m. – Camden Black History Walk Two (south road) from Warren Street tube station. Led by Alan Hovell of Camden Tour Guides. Duration: two hours. Admission fee. Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/black-history-month-walks-in-camden-free-c-archive-tickets-178015789017