Men and women are bound to each other inseparably and the future of both sexes is based on the other. However, in a Eurocentric-patriarchal world where women’s achievements are relegated or ignored we cannot see women of African descent clearly or perhaps at all. The stories therefore of pioneering and heroic women such as Nehanda, Nzingha, Yaa Asantewa, Amy Ashwood Garvey, Amy Jacques Garvey, Harriet Tubman and Claudia Jones are ignored. The idea is that African women are/were only inferior victims of racism, or subject to the abuse of men. This perspective means that without aspirations there is no potential to achieve, achievement is ring-fenced.
This talk will explore the achievements of woman of African descent in Britain and examine how we can use their legacy to succeed in the future.