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Three-Part Caribbean Emancipation Celebration To Be Held On Thursday August 1st And Friday August 2nd 2013, Florida

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On AUGUST 1ST and 2nd, the Greater Caribbean American Cultural Coalition, under the auspices of Florida State Representative Hazelle Rogers and the Caribbean Consular Corps will host educational and commemorative events of Caribbean enslavement, resistance and emancipation. 

Morning Event:  “Teach the Children the Truth…”
10am-2pm.  Refreshments will be served***
Atonement Episcopal Church, 4401 W. Oakland Park Blvd, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33313
Geared towards children ages 8-18, Education, discussion, films, storytelling and reflection on the history, culture and continued significance of Caribbean emancipation. 

Evening Event.  Lecture and Book Launch by Professor Sir Hilary M. Beckles on “Britain’s Black Debt:  Reparations for Caribbean Slavery and Native Genocide.”
6-9pm. African American Research Library and Cultural Center, Broward County Library, 2650 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311. Reception to follow***

BIOGRAPHY:  Professor Sir Hilary is Principal and Pro-Vice Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados and an internationally reputed historian.  He is VP of the Intl Task Force for the UNESCO Slave Route Project and a consultant for the UNESCO Cities for Peace Global Programme.  Sir Hilary has received numerous awards including Honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Glasgow, University of Hull, and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, in recognition of his major contribution to academic research into transatlantic slavery, popular culture, and sport. He has lectured extensively in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas and has published more than ten academic books including Britain’s Black Debt (2013); Centering Woman: Gender Discourses in Caribbean Slave Society (1999); White Servitude and Black Slavery in Barbados 1627-1715 (1990); The History of Barbados (1990); and Natural Rebels: A History of Enslaved Black Women in the Caribbean (1989).

 “Queh-Queh” celebration organized by the Consulate of Guyana, State Rep. Hazelle Rogers, the Caribbean Consular Corps and the Greater Caribbean American Cultural Coalition.

7pm-until.  German American Society of Greater Hollywood. 6401 Washington Street, Hollywood, FL. Celebration highlighting Afro-Guyanese culture. Music, dance, food. Cash bar***

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