NEW YORK, January 24, 2005–No doubt your Black History Month (BHM) calendar is filling up fast as February approaches. And if that’s the case, you will want to check out the offerings by Sons and Daughters of Jamaica (SADOJ), Inc., at the Medgar Evers College (MEC) auditorium, 1650 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, on Saturday, February 12, from 6-10 pm.
SADOJ, which is a not for profit organization based in Queens, will join forces with MEC’s Caribbean Research Center to present its fifth annual BHM celebration.
Ron Daniels, noted historian and executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights will deliver the keynote address which will attempt to answer the question of whether or not African Americans have lived up to the philosophy of the late Black Nationalist Leader and Pan Africanist Marcus Mosiah Garvey, a National Hero of Jamaica.
Jamaican José Richards, the President of SADOJ and a self-styled Garveyite, is thinking one step ahead. “Let us celebrate the legacy of this great ancestor, Marcus Mosiah Garvey, by living and teaching his philosophy to the next generation and generations to come,” he said.
The evening’s serious discourse will be complimented with a question and answer session by noted Immigration Rights Advocate Subash Kateel from the organization known as Families for Freedom.
For entertainment, the New Kingston band led by Courtney Panton will headline a package that includes a fashion show by the House of Indigo Violet, Poetry Readings and African Drumming.
The event is being support through generous contributions from SheaButter Health & Beauty products and Simms Tax Service of Brooklyn.
Your $12 – adults, $8- children donation will benefit SADOJ’s outreach programmes in Jamaica, West Indies.