Honoring Black Contemporary Heroes for Black HistoryMonth 2020

February 17, 2020 at Sistas’ Place, Brooklyn

Black History Month 2020, the December 12th Movement will honor our contemporary freedom fighters whose lifelong commitment to our struggle has had an indelible impact on our lives. We will pay tribute to their courage, integrity, and principled work in Black political, cultural, and social movement for self-determination.

The Black History Celebration will be held at Sistas’ Place on Monday, February 17, 2020 at 7pm. Located at 456 Nostrand Avenue (corner of Jefferson Ave), Brooklyn NY.

Our Heroic Honorees include:

Sonny Abubadika Carson, Political Activist, Founder of The Committee to Honor Black Heroes

Amiri Baraka, Our Poet Laureate, Black Arts Movement, Blue Ark

Coltrane Chimurenga, Founder and Field Marshall of December 12th Movement, Black Men’s, Movement

Jitu Weusi, Educator, Founder of “The East” the renown historic Cultural institution in Brooklyn..

Dr. Khalid Muhammad, Founder, New Black Panther Party

Sekou Sundiata, Cultural Artist – Warrior Poet

John Watusi Branch, Founder of the African Poetry Theater, Educator

Robert Taylor, Chief of Staff, December 12th Movement

Ronald “Slim” Washington, NJ Black Transit Workers Union Organizer

Elombe Brath, Founder of the Patrice Lumumba Coalition & December 12th Movement

Dred Scott Keyes, Activist, Journalist/Engineer WBAI Pacifica Radio

Stan Kinard, Educator, Community Leader / Organizer

Sam Pinn, Institution Builder, founder of Fort Greene Senior Center, 966 Jazz in Brooklyn

 

“History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is a compass they use to find themselves on the map of human geography. It tells them where they are but, more importantly, what they must be.”    Dr. John Henrik Clarke