Crossing Continents and Time: Ghana Jubilee Reflections

New oral history project from Black Cultural Archives

The Black Cultural Archives has launched an exciting new Oral History Project in partnership with the Royal Geographical Society to commemorate Ghana’s 50th anniversary of independence from British colonial rule and help capture the stories of Ghanaian elders in London.

To do this, we need your help.

  • Were you born in Ghana before 1947?
  • Do you have vivid memories of Ghana’s independence celebrations in 1957?
  • Did you journey to the UK in search of further study, training or to start a new life?  

If so, we want to hear from you.

We want your recollections and experiences to help us build a better picture of the history of Ghanaian communities in London through photographs and objects that are stored within your homes and within London’s museums and archives.

The Black Cultural Archives and Royal Geographical Society invite you to participate in three lively reminiscence workshops in March and April. You will also have the opportunity to have your personal stories recorded and portrait taken by internationally acclaimed photographer Dr Vanley Burke, for future generations.   The workshops will take place between 11-2pm on the following dates: 20th March, 4th and 16th April 2007, in London.  We will also invite participants to attend the project’s lunchtime launch event at the Ghana High Commission.   Refreshments will be made available at all workshops and transportation can be arranged should you require it.  We can also arrange translators if you feel more comfortable speaking in a language other than English.

If you would like to take part in the project or find out more, please contact Jemma Desai by Monday 26th February, by phoning 020 7582 8516 or 07949 826 960, or by emailing jemma@bcaheritage.org.uk.

This page was last updated on 16 May 2014.

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