Akyaaba Addai-Sebo

Subject

News; Articles; Interviews

Description

I was stirred up in the mid-1980s by the identity crisis that Black children faced as some brazenly would not identify with Africa and shrank when called an African. A colleague came to work one morning broken hearted and in probing her why revealed to me in confidence that her seven year old son, who she had proudly and purposefully named Marcus, after Marcus Mosiah Garvey (a foremost Black nationalist leader), before going to bed, had asked her: “Mom, why can’t I be white?”

Creator

Patrick Vernon OBE

Source

Publisher

blackhistorymonth.org.uk

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