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Nov 05 2013

Young People Creatively Engage With African British Civil Rights History

guest_postLast week, over twenty young people took the opportunity to not only hear about little known African British civil histories from motivational speaker Andrew ‘The Investigator’ Muhammad, but also worked with Music4Causes rapper/songwriter Kimba, to create and perform a well-received rap that underscored Harrow BHM Season’s ‘African British Civil Rights Since The 1960s’ theme.

On hand to encourage the young people was Harrow Mayor Cllr Nana Asante and Eku McGred, whose poem ‘The African Child’, is the subject of a competition where young people will memorise and recite a stanza, and winners will receive cash prizes. The competition is part of the Does The Conviction Of Stephen Lawrence’s Murderers Signal A Turning Point In African British Civil Rights? event on December 10 with guest speaker being community activist Marc Wadsworth.

The Season continues on November 7, 2013, with Claudia Jones & Amy Ashwood Garvey: Sisters In Civil Rights Activism, with guest speaker jurisconsult Esther Stanford-Xosei, and Challenging Narratives Of Deaths In Custody, with human rights activist Matilda MacAttram on November 26th.

All events are free and open to all, and take place from 6.30pm at Harrow Civic Centre. For more details: www.harrowbhm.eventbrite.com, harrowbhm@hotmail.com

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