New slant for Black History Month
Black History Month this year will be full of hidden history, interest and entertainment, according to AHEAD committee member Myrna Loy.
“AHEAD stands for African-Caribbean History Empowers and Develops,” she said.
“The Black History we are celebrating is not the one we usually see in the media but the part that often remains hidden – kings and queens, pyramids and inventions.”
Because they have been unable to secure funding, the seven-strong AHEAD committee have devoted their own time and resources to make it happen.
The month long extravaganza will be launched at the UK Centre for Carnival Arts on Sunday (September 30) by Luton mayor Cllr Syd Knight. The programme includes an art exhibition and readings by newly-published authors.
Other events include a forum debating Our Place in History featuring international speaker Andrew Muhammad, a gospel evening honouring ancestors and a chef’s challenge for the best in African/Caribbean cooking.
The grand finale is a gala dinner and dance on Sunday, November 3.
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