More than Reggae and Sport: Jamaica at 50 in the international arena

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Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre and Education Trust

Sackville Street Building.

Sackville Street

University Of Manchester , M1 3BB

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On October 17th, we will be hosting a lecture celebrating the international achievements of Jamaicans. Local historian, Washington Alcott, will focus on Jamaica’s successes in the 50 years since independence - successes that extend past the obvious achievements of Jamaicans in sport, music, and entertainment.

Washington’s talk will frame the achievements of Black Jamaicans against one of the country’s first world renowned heroes, Marcus Garvey. As a man with great hopes for the future of all Black people, the talk will include a review of Garvey’s philosophies on Black empowerment and politics, and their impact on Jamaican citizens.

The talk will be held at the University of Manchester, with the location to be confirmed at a later date. Refreshments will be available. The talk is appropriate for adults and children aged over 7 years.

To book a place at this event call us on 0161 275 2920 or visit:

We look forward to seeing you there!