Emancipations and Repatriations
The 1st August is significant for the Foundation it is the day Tony Cheeseman passed. It is also a date that is marked in the African community in the British Caribbean as the date enslaved Africans were given their physical freedom under the Emancipation Act, African Liberation Day.
The Foundation on the 1st August 2012 were invited to an African Remembrance Day Committee Emancipation Day ceremony held at Highgate Park North London. It was a day of Prayers, poems, talks, drumming and a three-minute silence in memory of enslaved Africans. Our Chair Winston Pinder was one of the guest speakers and spoke about the life of Tony Cheeseman including his Pan African work and also the work of the Foundation. Members of many African Caribbean organisations took part including representatives from the Trinidad embassy and the Jamaican High Commission who addressed the gathering.
Members of the Foundation regularly take part in the annual Peoples Reparations March on African Liberation Day from Windrush Square, Brixton to the Houses of Parliament on the 1st August. Below are some photos from the 2017 march.
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