Black History Celebration

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 18:08


Kemi Ademola (branch chair) with Regent Adeola and guest

Kemi Ademola (branch chair) with Regent Adeola and guest

We had our Black History celebrations yesterday and though it was short noticed the turnout was very encouraging. Two local businesses were invited to exhibit, ITOFAN and NJoy chin chin. We had sessions on herbs and ancient remedies, Poems, Music and food. Our Sunday school children did presentations and I Interviewed Regent Adeola Okarevu, the Regent of Iyin Ekiti. Our branch secretary who was installed in September after the call to glory of her father Late Oba Justice Ajakaiye in September. Regent Adeola is the current reigning monarch of Iyin Ekiti in Ekiti state, Nigeria. It was a much-enjoyed evening which will now be added as an annual event to our branch MU calendar. Kemi Ademola - Branch Chair Emmanuel Parish Church

Black History Month is held in October and has been celebrated for the last 40 years. The idea was founded during the 1980’s to highlight and help recognise the efforts that people from Africa and other Caribbean backgrounds have made to this country over many, many years. Black History Month now includes the history of all black people in general. Black History Month is important because it challenges racism and educates not only themselves but others about the British history that wasn’t taught in general. Black people have been in Britain for much longer than anyone ever thought and it is now believed that black people were living in Britain during the stone age.

Rev Eileen Rose, Regent Adeola and guest

Rev Eileen Rose, Regent Adeola and guest

Kemi Ademola with Regent Adeola and guest.

Kemi Ademola with Regent Adeola and guest.


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