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Elvy Morton

Mrs Morton was born in Nevis, a small island in the Caribbean Sea, on 19 July 1935. She came to England in 1958 on Escania ship and worked as a nurse in a hospital in Birmingham for two years and eight months. After getting married, she came to Leicester and had a family of five…

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Black History Season 2010 – 2011

Below shows extracts from a facilitators report prepared by Florence Nyahwa (SMNF). Introduction The Leicester Black History Season (LBHS) 2010 was a rather eventful time within the group which ended in a great way with the brilliant launch of LBHS on 2 November 2010 jointly with Leicester Museums. Thanks to the hard work of Carol…

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Leicester Black History Season 2009: Invitation to Tender

02/09/2009 INVITATION TO TENDER FOR LEICESTER BLACK HISTORY SEASON (BHS) Deadline for tenders 13.00 Monday 2 March 2009 Black History Season is an annual event that takes place at various venues around the city. The season is programmed by key venues and promoters. We are seeking an organisation with the ability and capacity to co-ordinate…

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Black History Season in Leicester 2010

Find out more below about Black History Season 2010 and the Emancipation Project:   Black History Season has its origins as far back as the 1920s in America. Now in its 21 year of being in Britain is there any point to dedicating a whole month to Black history? African Renaissance is the theme for…

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Carol Leeming’s Foreword for Black History Season 2009

A warm welcome, to this years’ revitalised Black History Season with its overarching theme of ‘my history, our history is Black History’. This is appropriate in a historic 2009 e.g. discoveries of Afrikan written text at Timbuktu Mali, which will mean re-writing all the world’s history books and a popular first Black President of USA.…

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BHM Events 2005

The Seventh Annual Community Achievers Awards Show Saturday 26 November 7.30pm – 11.30pm African Caribbean Centre £12.00 This prestigious event recognises the contributions of 12 Black people from the community, who have enriched the lives of others through their work within the city of Leicester. Price includes three course meal of African Caribbean cuisine and…

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The Future of African Caribbean Centre: 2005

The African Caribbean Centre is established to meet the latent and express needs of the African Caribbean Community. The centre will provide a focal point for community activities, initiatives and enterprise culture. Through regular consultation, the Centre will seek to represent the views of the African Caribbean community. A range of services and activities will…

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A Brief History and Future Plans for the African Caribbean Centre: 2005

Following the 1981 disturbances in Leicester, which highlighted a number of deficiencies in the African Caribbean community a series of meetings were held with the Leicester City Council. This led to the formation of a community base committee to represent the young black community. The committee consisted of members from established black organisations, sound systems…

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Black Fashionistas of Leicester 2006

Reported in the African Caribbean Citizens Forum by Aisha Kibibi Thomas… STYLE UP exhibition took place from 25 November 2006 and finished on 28 January 2007. Style Up was a new and innovative exploration of fashion among Leicester’s African and African Caribbean Community from 1950s to the present day. This exciting and vibrant exhibition celebrated…

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