Government should do more for Black History Month, says PEI woman

  • Government should do more for Black History Month, says PEI woman

Government should do more for Black History Month, says PEI woman

Victoria's Black history can be traced in part back to Fort Victoria founder Sir James Douglas, whose mother, Martha Ann Telfer, was a Barbados native who married a white Scottish merchant. In 1912, he received his PhD from Harvard University.

"African Americans in Times of War: A Resilient Spirit" at the African American Art & Culture Complex, Burial Clay Theater, 762 Fulton St., San Francisco, Saturday, Feb. 10, 12 noon-8:00 p.m.

"Flagstaff: South of the Tracks" is open in the International Pavilion Monday to Friday 10 a.m.to 10 p.m., Saturdays 2-10 p.m. and Sundays 8 a.m.to 7 p.m. now through February 28.

Those very concepts provide a broad, useful framework for focusing on the roles of African Americans in every American war, from the Revolutionary War Era to that of the present "War against Terrorism".

The Black History Month celebration, in its third year as a district-wide event, is providing a venue for the school community to interact with the public. "We're doing ourselves a disservice by not engaging in other cultures and learning about them especially when we're expecting people of those identities and of those cultures to educate us completely".

For information on more Black History Month events, visit The Center for University Access and Inclusion website.

"I want the government to have a comprehensive web page. talking about the rich history from slavery on, about the heritage of P.E.I., of black Islanders, and the new growing diversity of new Canadians who are from Nigeria and Ghana and all sorts of other places", she said. Each year in February, communities across America continue to promote, preserve and commemorate the tremendous influence of African-American men and women in our country.

His next venture was founding the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, inspired by his time in Chicago, a collective whose goal was to formalise the education of adults and young children on their nation's past. His personal accomplishments came in addition to his push for the inclusion of African-American history in school curriculums. By the end of the program scholarship recipients will have a complete business plan and the opportunity to participate in the Capital One business plan competition with prizes ranging from $1,000 to $2,500.

Snipes said everything planned by the committee was what they thought the student body needed to hear about.

The trivia night will feature six categories about entertainment, activism and history influenced by the black community.