August 31, 2007

Emancipation Month programme ends with Black History lectures

Tomorrow, Saturday, September 1st, the Afrikan Heritage Foundation concludes its Emancipation Month programme with two exciting Black history lectures by Ashra and Merira Kwesi.{{more}}

This dynamic husband and wife duo will hold compelling slide presentations on African history, religion and culture based on their extensive study and travel on the African continent, covering Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya and Ghana. They are visiting St. Vincent and the Grenadines on the last stop of an Emancipation Month tour of the region. They have just wrapped up powerful presentations in Barbados and Friday. Ashra Kwesi also recently spoke in St. Kitts and Nevis as part of the activities organized in observance of the Bicentenary of the Abolition of the British Trans-Atlantic Trade in Africans there.

In her upcoming presentation, dubbed “Sistahs in the Struggle”, Merira Kwesi reveals the lives and accomplishments of some of the most uncompromising Black women freedom fighters from around the globe. Ashra Kwesi, who studied under the prominent scholar, Dr. Yosef ben Jochannan (Dr. Ben), will detail modern attempts to destroy and erase the history of the African people of Ancient Egypt in his intriguing presentation called “The Theft of African History and Spiritual Concepts”.

This event commences at 6:00 PM sharp at the Kingstown Methodist Church Hall and is appropriate for the entire family. Admission is $15 for adults and free for children 12 years old and under.

Afrikan Heritage Foundation is confident that this event will be a thrilling and enlightening experience for all in attendance and invites the Vincentian public to partake in this activity.