African Heritage Museum launches month-long Emancipation activities

The Museum of African Heritage is kicking off the first of a number of activities set for the 176th Emancipation celebrations from today.

This year’s celebrations will be held under the theme “Our Culture, Our Strength, Our Survival,” and it is aimed at fostering awareness and encouraging persons to participate in cultural activities.

According to the Government Information Agency (GINA), the premiere activity will be an exhibition hosted at Timehri on Saturday which will feature African pieces including pottery, jewellery, clothes, art and craft. There will also be African music, drumming and food on sale.

The Museum, in a statement, said other activities will include cultural programmes, religious services, a candle light parade, road races, sport, drama, symposiums and exhibitions which will be hosted by various African cultural groups.

The annual cultural activities will also be held at the National Park on August 1.

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