Time:3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Luton Sankofa Committee invite you to our fourth civic ceremony held in Honour of our Ancestors who became victims of the Transatlantic African Enslavement.
This annual event pays homage to our fallen heroes in an uplifting manner whilst educating about our great history before and after the period of enslavement, with a visual timeline to correct inaccuracies of our past.
Commemoration will be made through literary tributes, African drumming and dance, candle lighting and a wreath laying by local young people. Our special guest, author Mr Paul Crooks MSc, of Ancestry Talks and BBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are”, will take us through his enlightening journey that traced his family history from London, back 6 generations, to ancestors captured off the West African coast and enslaved on a sugar plantation in Jamaica. His books will be on sale at the event.
The unique event continues to bridge the gap between African and Caribbean history. Significantly, 2019 is the official Year of Return for people of African descent, as recognised by the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who has invited the global African family to make their birth-right journey back home to the country.
Delicious African Caribbean cuisine is included! Tickets are FREE but limited and only available on Jus-Tickets.com. Book early to avoid disappointment!
Honouring Our Ancestors – Civic Ceremony
Saturday 23rd March 2019
Luton Town Hall Chambers, George Street, Luton LU1 2BQ