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“I have a dream”
An insider's account of the creation of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous speech that rallied a generation and galvanised the Civil Rights Movement.
“I have a dream” When those words were spoken on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963, in front of a quarter of a million people, it marked a turning point in history—not just for America, but for the world. As the crowd stood, electrified, Martin Luther King, Jr. brought the plight of African Americans to the public consciousness and firmly established himself as one of the greatest orators of all time. The speech is commonly regarded—along with the Gettysburg Address and FDR's Infamy Speech—as one of the finest in history.
The cholera outbreak in Haiti has reached the capital, Port-au-Prince, having killed more than 250 people across the country.
Five cases of the disease have been confirmed in the densely populated city, as health officials struggle to contain the disease, which has left 253 dead and thousands infected.
All five had travelled there from the worst affected Artibonite and Central areas, prompting the UN to stress that the outbreak, Haiti's first in this century, had not spread that far itself.
Well SistahintheRaw is celebrating the cultural vibrancy and diversity of raw soul foods with a unique recipe competition!
With October being Black History Month in the UK, Sistahintheraw is giving away free copies of a Black History Month art book called 'Contrasts, Textures and Hues' - Exploring early printed images of people of African and Asian heritage (see info on book here).
We are inviting you to send in a raw food recipe that you have created, it must use African, Caribbean and or Indian ingredients which produce that special and familiar flavour of cultural raw food from those regions. The first 50 people to send in a recipe will recieve a free hard copy of the book by post. | more
Events & Exhibitions 2010
All year round, all UK. Concerts, Exhibitions, Meetings, Conferences, Performances, Theatre... click flyers for details
also go to our Events page
In remembrance to the people we lost in
the Newcross Fire January 18, 1981
Humphrey Geoffrey Brown
Gerry Paul Francis
Anthony Berbeck died after falling from the balcony of a block of council flats in South London on July 9 1983. He was at the party and became mentally disturbed following the death of his best friends
Solomon Burke (March 21, 1940 – October 10, 2010) THE recent death of Hall of Fame inductee Solomon Burke marked the turn of another page signalling the imminent closure of a chapter in American cultural history, as Burke was one of the last performers of his generation who was still active. | more
Dr Maulana Karenga is professor and Chair of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach. more
We are thrilled to announce that the International Slavery Museum (ISM) has reached the semi-finals of the National Lottery Awards and will be representing the North West in our category, Best Heritage project. more
UEFA’s Only A Game? Exhibition at World Museum Liverpool played host to a debate on the future of European football. | more
Three more exceptional individuals have been added to the Black Achievers’ Wall at the International Slavery Museum. | more
We know Michelle Obama’s the fly, intelligent, confident “sista” who shook up the White House with her unique style. However, who knows the improbable journey the great-great granddaughter of a slave made from whitewashed shack to the slave-built White House? read more
Thank you Mia... for your hard work on the Oral History Project (as part of our Documenting the Archive Project), Celebrating African-Caribbean Achievements and the unveiling of the Len Garrison's bronze bust event in Lambeth Town Hall. You have been magnificent, creating openings and connections and for continuously going the extra mile for the BCA. I look forward to us progressing the work that culminates in the opening of the eagerly awaited Black Heritage Centre in central Brixton. Your dedication has been nothing less than inspiring.
Paul Reid, BCA Director
What is Black Women's History? A 5 week course starting June 30th - July 30th | more
Business of Culture. We’re currently raising funds to run a project which will explore the trajectory of Black/African musical heritage in Britain. more
Looking for African diaspora academic women to offer to act as mentors to PhD students in African universities. more
Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival call for documentaries & 2010 short film competition more
Oral Historian Verusca Calabria is launching a new course to train people from all walks of life to record and preserve the histories and traditions of their families and communities. more
Following the publication of the £42.5 million action plan ‘Real Help for Communities: Volunteers, Charities and Social Enterprises’, the Office of the Third Sector is holding 9 free regional roadshows for small and medium frontline third sector organisations to provide a practical understanding of how to access the support available. more
The Bel Air Home in Calliste
Grenada is close to most peoples' dreams of an idyllic tropical island and so it is, as in any other country in the world there are less fortunate individuals who are not able to share in that idyll - in the case of the residents of Bel Air, children who have not had any control of their own destiny | more
Gift Aid Donations
Memorial 2007 are seeking to erect the first national memorial anywhere in the world to commemorate enslaved Africans and their descendants on a site in the Rose Gardens of London's Hyde Park. more
"HELP SAVE TOMI AGE 4"
In March 2006, he was diagnosed as suffering from T-Cell Leukaemia a cancer of the white blood cells. We need as many people as possible to come forward and join the bone marrow register to give Tomi and many other sufferers a better opportunity to save their lives. More info
S.O.S. - SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL (and Spread the Word)! | more
At Haringey Adoption Service we recognise that adoption is a life long commitment and we aim to support new and existing families before, during and after adoption. | more
Help The National Blood Service
The Blood Service, in light of prevailing health concerns is working at building blood stocks by a third nationwide, which equates to approximately 25,000 new donors within the BME communities. download registration form | visit website
from Wellplaced Consultancy. Speakers, experts,
presentations, resource lists, and workbooks
(for schools) and more ... Go to Workshops
and College Presentations - Can include "creative
animateurs" - writers, filmmakers,
poets etc; Can include "themedays" -
e.g. citizenship, first impressions count,
work experience preparation day, Black history
and experience workshops; etc...Visit Workshops
"Mia Morris is one of the most
energetic and passionate speaker on a topic
which is boundless -
the search for truth of the past."See Citations
The origins of BHM go back to 1926 when Carter
G Woodson, established African Caribbean celebrations
in America. It is still celebrated there in
February each year. In Britain, the BHM
now grown to over 4000 events... Read
I got my box of magazines and I am hot at distributing already! My daughter's school celebrates Black History week this week and a lot of parents and teachers have been given copies. The administrator was so appreciative and suggested having someone talk to the kids about being proud of their heritage, we will see. My church celebrates it on the 17th and I will give them some copies. You guys are doing a fantastic job and I must say the Magazine does the black race proud. Ladiya Dariya Commonwealth Countries League receipient
Your contribution to event Mr Cy Grant remembered at the British Film Institute 08.11.10 gave us a wider picture of his life . You played an important role in assisting Cy; we did our best for him, and will continue to keep his legacy alive. Mr Arthur Torrington Windrush Foundation
I’ve just received a parcel of your Black History newspapers! They are great!! Deana Bragoli - Administrator - Penrose Organisation w
Thank you very much for the 5 issues of the autumn issue of Black History 365 they were very gratefully recieved, would it please be possiable to have another 3 copies? I understand if you cant but as I said before I work in an immigration removal centre and it would be very nice if I could give 1 issue per unit. Immigration removal centre
What a great magazine! I like the new lighter smaller format, the articles are super as usual. I wish this would come out every month! Tony Warner Black History Walks
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