Sunday, 4 December 2011

TAOBQ Required Viewing: UK BHM Champion Goes Back Into History At Start Of 2008 BHM Keynote Speech

If you want to get a fuller understanding of African/Black History Month in Britain, these three videos of Linda Bellos delivering her keynote speech at a 2008 BHM event in Norwich, is required viewing.

As the leader of Lambeth Council, and chair of the London Strategic Policy Unit, she along with others, including the Unit’s workers, Akyaaba Addai-Sebo and Ansel Wong, were those who championed BHM in Britain in 1987. In addition to talking about the genesis of BHM, she covers areas including the value of respect within African societies; use of enslavement as opposed to slavery; and using African, rather than Black at a time when the separation of the Asian means the Black solely refers to Africans.

Watch and learn.


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