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ACCL at The 400th Anniversary of The First Landing of Enslaved Africans
This picture was taken after the event. Below is ACCL director, Gordon Halm, who visited St Anne’s church basement for the first time where runaway slaves from the South were kept safe.
African Center’s Business Forum
August 30th, 2019 is the African Center’s Business forum discussions meeting from 5:30pm - 7:00pm. We will begin by observing a moment of silence for the 400 years anniversary of slavery. Address: 155 Merrimack St, Lowell, MA 01852
1st Annual Back to School Community Event
Members of the African community center youth choir enjoyed yesterday’s back to school night event before singing on stage. The event was well attended and over 1, 300 school bags with school supplies were distributed among families. The Lowell school department did a wonderful job putting the event together. The event was headed by Dr. Joel Boyd, Lowell school superintendent.
Community Commemoration in Lowell
ACCL will be attending the 400th Anniversary of The First Landing of Enslaved Africans. The commemoration will take place on August 25th, 2019. "August 25, 2019 is the 400th anniversary of the first landing of enslaved Africans in English-occupied North America at Point Comfort in Hampton, Virginia, now part of Fort Monroe National Monument, a unit of the National Park System. The anniversary will be commemorated at Fort Monroe as a day of healing and reconciliation. The park
On August 14th, 2019, the center welcomed Elizabeth Bifuh-Ambe, an associate professor at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Professor Bifuh-Ambe engaged in an imperative discussion with the founder of ACCL, Gordon Halm. At end, she enjoyed the popular game of famous African leaders and activists and sent a list of other authors to be included as part of the puzzle. Thank you.
On August 14th, the center opened its doors to Leeanna Labenski. She is a student enrolled in a class called Diversity & Social Justice for her MA in Education at Merrimack College. She engaged in the center’s educational game about past and current African famous leaders and activists. It was a wonderful visit, and we are grateful to meet new members. Thank you!
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