Remembering the African & Caribbean Soldiers 20 & 22 June

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Thursday June 22. 2pm. Unveiling of war memorial to African and Caribbean soldiers

Windrush Square, Brixton, London, SW2

This event is the unveiling of the first memorial to the millions of African and Caribbean soldiers who joined regiments to fight valiantly on the behalf of the UK government, the USA and other allies

The standing obelisk represents those who stood tall for the cause and is imprinted “In Memory of the Men and Women of African Descent who Served Great Britain in Military Campaigsn during World War I and World War II”

The lower obelisk represents fallen soldiers, and has imprinted the names of the regiments from Africa and the Caribbean who fought valiantly – but are commonly not recognised in popular history or war films.

Tickets are free – but you must book, as there will be cordoned off area for pre-registered attendees only.

Please support this work, by downloading the song “I have a song” recorded to commemorate this rememberance event. It is only 99p. You can find the song on itunes and amazon websites. Just search for “I have a song, nubian jak”

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/african-and-caribbean-memorial-unveiling-event-tickets-33654894696

The unveiling will be followed by a concert in a nearby pub.

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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/remembered-world-celebration-concert-tickets-33655324983

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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