Summer Programme 2014/2015
Inspired by love, a thirst for knowledge and a desire to inform; the Black History 365 project intends to seek out and share the stories of African people whose narrative has been lost through out history. People who inspire us to reach higher, to be better than we are. My goal is to paint African history from a collective, honest, national and world perspective. Since the youth are our future, they are the most vital part of this project.
We would like to work with the young from all over London and explore the untaught history of the first Black Republic: Haiti. This history is vital to the understanding and development of young people (especially those of African origin) as it answers many questions about the African contribution to the fight for freedom and their inspiration to global events. Our aim is to give young people the tools and guidance to understand the history of African people during the period of enslavement and give the alternative narration of events. As the saying goes; you will never know where you are going unless you know where you have been.
Please help us show the education system, heritage fund and anyone who has ever denied us funding that it’s possible to successfully fund a project by people who have a keen interest into the hidden history of Africa.
We recently completed the first phase of the project which was primarily focused on African civilisations before the period of enslavement and colonisation. We had a group of 20 who regularly attended and participated in the weekend workshops at the Museum of London Docklands.
However due to a lack of funds (as we are entirely self funded with small donations from supporters) we had to terminate the project half way through, resulting in many emails pleading for us to reinstate the programme. We considered going for the arts council funding but were turned away due to the subject matter of our project.
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