26.10.2020: Jack Johnson Hero or Villain First Black Heavyweight Champion of the World 1908, online event
Monday 26 October
Jack Johnson Hero or Villain First Black Heavyweight Champion of the World 1908
In 1908 Jack Johnson became the world’s first Black heavyweight Champion of the world. He was notorious in every way – dating white women, fighting white men to gain the championship – all of which made him ‘Enemy No. 1’ with the authorities, the white American population, as well as the Black population.
So how did he become so unpopular with so many yet popular with everybody all at the same time? Come and hear his story – it’s not all about boxing!
Join the Zoom Meeting on Monday 26 October at 7pm
Meeting ID: 961 2057 0033
JAMAICANS LIVING IN UKRAINE WHEN RUSSIA INVADED IN FEBRUARY, SHARE THEIR ACCOUNTS (2022)
On February 25, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. Many students from African and Caribbean nations were trapped in Ukraine, due to the suddenness of the invasion. Here, some Jamaicans share their accounts.
CHERRY NATURAL (JAMAICA) SPOKEN WORD
Cherry Natural considers herself as a feminist dub poet or activist, and her sources of inspiration include the late Jamaican poet Louise Bennett. Louise Bennett is well-known as the first Caribbean poet who used Creole or patois consistently and to great effect in her ballads, and who relentlessly stood up for the people's language as opposed to standard English which was then considered as the only passport to social elevation.