“Arrivals: From the Caribbean to Doncaster” is a fascinating exhibition at Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery to mark Black History Month from 20th September to 2nd November.
Heritage Doncaster have worked with local community member, Alex Watson, to put together an exhibition telling the arrival stories of 25 people from the Caribbean who have made Doncaster their home since 1948.
The stories are accompanied by objects and photographs loaned from the participants, and objects from Heritage Doncaster’s collection. There will also be nine portraits of the participants taken by photographer Jeremy Abrahams at Cusworth Hall.
Glyn Jones, Cabinet Member for Equalities, said: “The exhibition brings to life some very poignant stories of people’s experiences of arriving in the UK from the Caribbean. The stories have been collected by Alex Watson through hours of interviews and conversations and a thank you to Alex for his work and all the participants for their contributions. A thank you to Jeremy Abrahams too for his photography. I would encourage everyone to take the time and visit this exhibition.”
He added: “Black History Month is an opportunity to listen to people from different backgrounds and cultures, to learn about other traditions and heritage. Only by understanding each other’s pasts and present, can we develop a society that is accepting of other cultures.”
Black History Month takes place in October each year in the UK. It celebrates inspirational people, events and the history of people within black and ethnic minority communities. The UK has celebrated Black History Month every October since 1987.
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