Black History Studies attended and supported the screening of the brilliant Black History documentary “Hidden Colors” in which Umar Johnson flew in from the US to be part of the after screening panel.
The screening was sold out and almost 300 people were in attendance. I saw many people from the BHS network and our good friend Akala attended with his friends and family to support the Black Cinema Club. Listen to the talented Akala speaking about Hidden Colors. I have lots of love and respect for this young brother! Have to get a copy of his new mixtape ‘Knowledge is Power’ Volume 1
The after screening discussion was led by Umar Johnson, Mark Simpson of Black History Studies, Dr. Lez Henry from Nu Beyond Ltd, Sis. Esther Ekua Standford and chaired by Rydal Peters. The discussion focussed on the fact we need to teach our story, our history from our perspective and we must teach our youth about our history, not relying on the educational system to teach our youth.
The evening ended on a positive vibe and the poor Tricycle Theatre staff had the horrible task of trying to get everyone out of the building as small discussions and debates continued into the foyer. Well done to Jide and the Black Cinema Club for putting on this event. I am looking forward to seeing Umar Johnson again in the near future!
Buy your copy of Hidden Colors from the Black History Studies website or at any of our events.