BBC salutes Black Women during Black History Month

BBC salutes Black Women during Black History Month

Black History Month in The United Kingdom In the US some black joke that our Black History month is in February because it is the shortest month of the year. In Britain, Black History Month is celebrated in October which has 31 days. And while the British Broadcasting Corporation affectionately known as the BBC didn’t …

WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY AT THE GRAVE OF MARY SEACOLE

WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY AT THE GRAVE OF MARY SEACOLE

SATURDAY 7th MAY 2011, 11AM: ORGANISED BY THE MARY SEACOLE MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION It is the 30th year of the celebration service that commenced in 1971. This year there will be a change in the order of events. It will start at 11am at Mary Seacole’s grave at St Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Harrow Road, London NW10 …

Mary Seacole Statue Appeal and special event at the National Portrait Gallery in London

Mary Seacole Statue Appeal and special event at the National Portrait Gallery in London

When Mary Seacole nursed the sick and wounded on the front line in the Crimea she did not ask for, or expect any reward. She did it for the British troops, who she loved and admired. They responded in equal generosity to the person they called “Mother Seacole”. Mary Seacole was not a person to …

Mary Seacole

Mary Seacole

Crimean war veteran nurse and original lady of the lamp Mary Seacole’s reputation after the Crimean War (1853-1856) rivalled Florence Nightingale’s. Unlike Nightingale, Seacole also had the challenge to have her skills put to proper use in spite of her being black. A born healer and a woman of driving energy, she overcame official indifference …