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Ministry to host Emancipation lecture


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Ministry to host Emancipation lecture

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THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE, Sports and Youth, the Commission for Pan African Affairs and the Department of Archives will host this year’s Emancipation Lecture on Emancipation Day, Tuesday, August 1.

It takes place at the Barbados Archives Department, Black Rock, St Michael, at 7:15 p.m. Senior Lecturer in History at the University of the West Indies, Dr Henderson Carter, will discuss the topic: The Emergence of Black Businesses After 1900.

In addition to the lecture, attendees will be treated to an exhibition curated by the staff of the Department of Archives. There will be a showcase of records and books related to slavery, emancipation, and business, as well as the dissemination of information on Genealogy.

Additionally, the works of local artists and entrepreneurs who use heritage as an inspiration will be on sale. Persons attending the lecture are encouraged to wear Afrocentric attire.

This year’s lecture is in observance of Barbados’ commitment to the United Nations Decade of People of African Descent. It serves to raise the profile and importance of Emancipation Day to Barbados’ development and the national identity of its citizens.

Emancipation Day is celebrated throughout the Caribbean to observe the ending of chattel slavery and the dawn of freedom from servitude. For more information, interested persons may contact Sheron Johnson and Chereda Grannum at 621-2700; or Ingrid Thompson at 535-0050. (BGIS)

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