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Black History Month begins in Haringey
Events at venues across the borough marking this year’s Black History Month began yesterday.
The historical festival will feature a number of different activities and events celebrating the contribution Black men and women have made to society.
During the next month events including history talks, art classes and photography exhibitions will be taking place at venues across Haringey.
MP for Tottenham David Lammy said: “Black History Month has always been a special moment to remember the contribution of Black men and women.
“Each year we remember their sacrifices and celebrate their achievements, but this year is particularly poignant and warrants a particular reflection on.”
Highlights for this year include the start of a three month long exhibition called Making Freedom: The Life of Venture Smith, looking at the life of a slave who bought himself, his wife and four children out of slavery.
Mr Smith then went on to accumulate wealth and establish a family dynasty in America.
The exhibition will be at the Marcus Garvey Library, Tottenham Green Leisure Centre, Philip Lane, from October 2 to November 30.
For families there will be the Black History Month Festival, on Saturday October 27, at the Wood Green Library, in High Road, from 1pm to 5pm.
The festival will include music, talks, face painting dance performances and the chance to sample food from Africa and the Caribbean.
Those interested in taking part in one of the many events during the coming month can find out more by going to the Haringey Council Website.