Donna Jackman

Donna Jackman born 1956, St. Kitts and Nevis.

Donna starts by explaining her background and education in Leicester:

 

Explains her work with a voluntary organisation called Hits Link in Highfields;

 

Explains her interest with Black History Month as a community activist and her thoughts and perspective on whether Black History Month should be scrapped or revamped;

 

Explains her thoughts on the negative impact of slavery on people across the Caribbean, Britain and the Americas in relation to education at an academic level;

 

Recalls Black History Month events within Leicester and her memories of Raddle Books;

 

Recalls the grassroots beginnings of the Black History Month movement in Leicester;

 

Recalls Black History Month in Leicester and the Ajani Women and Girls Centre;

 

Explains the opportunities that Black History Month has given the community to watch national and international artists perform;

 

Explains more about her thoughts relating to the question, Should Black History Month be scrapped or revamped?;

 

Recalls the Black history information and events from U.S.A. that influenced the learning of Black history topics and the celebrations for the African and African Caribbean community in Leicester;

 

Recalls her individual role within Black History Month promoting the events and celebrations as well as fundraising for activities in Leicester;

 

Explains the importance of family events as a key part of Black History Month activities;

 

Recalls her involvement with the Leicester African Caribbean Arts Forum (LACAF), other organisations and their role within Black History Month;

 

Explains the meaning of griot as storytelling with the exhibition at New Walk Museum, Leicester in 1999 that shared a story through African objects found by Wolde Selassie within Leicestershire museums;

 

Explains her thoughts on Black History Month events throughout the UK;

 

Recalls the organisation of Black History Month events in Leicester;

 

Recalls the Black History Consortium and Leicester African Caribbean Arts Forum (LACAF) and their involvement with Black History Month;

 

Explains the meaning of libation as a spiritual opening for the African and African Caribbean fun day activities and the role of education within Black History Month;

 

Recalls her involvement with Black History Month since 2000 and her thoughts for the future;

 

Explains her thoughts on Black History Month being celebrated as a season or as a month;

 

Explains her thoughts on the future of Black History Month as the community evolves during the next 30 years;

 

Explains her thoughts on education and the importance of Black Studies;

 

Explains her thoughts on the future of Black History Month as the community evolves during the next 30 years;

 

Explains her perspective relating to Black History Month and what it means to her as a person and her vision for the future with the work and partnership of other organisations as the legacy for the future.