Our Caribbean Heritage

Events & Exhibitions

In February 2012 the Foundation launched and presented it’s first public event in association with The Windrush Foundation. The event was titled ‘Our Caribbean Heritage – How African Resistance led to Liberation in 1838’. Over 50 people attended and the distinguished historian Cecil Gutzmore gave the key note speech. It was co-hosted by Joyce Grandison and Sandra Griffiths with a lively panel discussion with question and answers (Please view below).We wrote a letter of support to accompany the Windrush Foundations’ successful application for a full grant to mark 175 years of the emancipation of enslaved Africans in the British Caribbean.


Evaluation comments – ‘Making sure we aim to get our young people present, we also need to hear from them’. – ‘Discussion need to be more focused on what we need as a people plus more African history’. – ‘Continue to build on the progress that you have already achieved, continue to exist so that hope continues to live for our community and our futures sake’..

Liberation 1838 birth pdf


Making Freedom

Windrush Foundation web page

More Lectures
Promoting Family Health & Wellbeing

Promoting Family Health & Wellbeing

This lecture included a photographic exhibition of earlier events and promoted family health and wellbeing with special tributes to two outstanding community workers Valerie Forde and Betty Carter, who worked for many years in various voluntary organisations in the...

Remembering the Caribbean Community Contributions

Remembering the Caribbean Community Contributions

The theme for the lecture came from an evaluation request suggesting that the committee explore the African Caribbean community contributions in the UK. We agreed with the idea and the lecture was titled ‘Remembering the Caribbean Community’s Contributions -...

Black Women in society  (A Snap Shot of Black Women in Newham)

Black Women in society (A Snap Shot of Black Women in Newham)

The 2014 annual lecture was held at the Newham African Caribbean Centre on Mothering Sunday 30th March 2014. Titled ‘Black Women in Society (A snapshot of Black Women in Newham)’. Libation was performed by Anum Abeng and our special guest speakers were Marva Rollins,...