Black History of Leeds Walking Tour

Saturday 15 June 2024

Join us as we delve into rich selected narratives of the forgotten heritage of Black British lives. From ancient/medieval Africa we set a context on the Black presence in Britain, dating back to Roman times and right up to contemporary Leeds. Learn more about Black British History and powerful figures of our past that influence our day-to-day lives – hidden in plain sight.

The aim of Black History of Leeds Walking Tour is to increase public understanding of the experience of Black people in Britain and the modern world


Joe Williams is well known in Leeds for being the founder of the Leeds Black History Walk and Heritage Corner. He combines his love of history with his drama training to bring history to life. Inspired by early West Indian social activists in Chapeltown, Joe has co-created arts projects and gone on to receive a Points of Light Award from the Prime Ministers office at 10 Downing Street. In 2021 Joe’s Heritage Corner delivered the first Black history walk of Harewood House and this year Joe was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from Leeds Trinity University. Combining local history with his African and West Indian heritage, keeps Joe busy in a variety of projects in Yorkshire.

The cost of the tour is £65 per person which includes:

  • Return train travel from London to Leeds
  • Guided Black History Walking Tour of Leeds
  • Visit to Leeds Museums
  • Free time to make your own discoveries
  • Opportunity for group discussion, debate and networking
  • Opportunity to experience Leeds with like-minded people

PLEASE NOTE: A reasonable level of fitness is required for the Black History of Leeds Walking Tour. If you are in any doubt about the suitability of the tour, please just ask.

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