On Sunday 18th March 2012, after we returned from our research trip to Portugal, we headed up the M1 to The Harriet Tubman Development Centre and Bookshop where they were celebrating Mothers Day and the life of Harriet Tubman.
Black History Studies was invited to conduct a presentation on the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman which was delivered by Panyin Ewusi-Aikins, our tutor for our Black History for Families Course.
Panyin gave a lively and interactive presentation on the life of Harriet Tubman, finishing off by looking at the contributions of African Women to the history of Britain.Harriet Tubman devoted her life towards the abolition of slavery. She is an inspiration to many for her relentless struggle for equality and civil rights. She is one of the most notable figures in history.
The presentation was well attended and we received some good feedback from the delegates who attended.
The event featured a craft market with a range of stall holders including jewellery, greeting cards, bags, gifts and more. I invested in a beautiful watchlet from Jewellery designer and Manufacturer Pauline G (check out her website at http://www.jewellerybypaulineg.com) and some lovely silver Ankh earrings from Omujwok Okwa of Meroe Jewellery (firstname.lastname@example.org).
There was some lovely vegan food on sale of which I sampled their mock fish (tofu) with bulgerwheat and salad with live cheesecake which was divine and much needed after our no frills flight.
I commend the hard work and determination of Ozwald, Jackie, Sharmayne and Mona, the team at the Harriet Tubman Bookshop for putting on this event.
Please support the Harriet Tubman Development Centre and Bookshop.
Harriet Tubman Development Centre
27-29 Grove Lane (Off Soho Road)
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