HAVE YOU SEEN THE SHEROES MURALS IN SLOUGH?
This year HOME Slough have supported and commissioned local members of Slough’s Black Community to develop a collection of projects that celebrate local Black History.
The project entitled “Sheroes” was developed by Christina Brooks-Abraham and highlights the historic contributions Black women have made to Slough’s History. Christina worked with local artist Calvin Ruan, who has produced four stunning murals of inspirational Black women from Slough.
The murals feature:
- Lydia Simmons, the UK’s first black woman Mayor
- Christina Brooks-Abraham, a local community leader supporting and inspiring young people throughout the UK and internationally
- Marcia Richardson and Lesley Owusu, who both qualified for the Olympic games
- An anonymous mural that represents the Black woman of faith who provides crucial support to many people in the community.
To read the accompanying blogs by Christina Brooks-Abraham and video interviews by Rochdale Alexis, click on the name of a one of the Sheroes.
The women nominated for the Sheroes murals were chosen by the four men who featured in murals from the HOME Slough black history programme last year. Those men were Lennox Carty, international dub poet and British Taekwondo champion in the 80’s and 90’s; Hilton Callahan, one of the founders of S.W.I.P.E Slough West Indian Peoples Enterprise; Dele Williams, founder of National Institution of African Studies; and Mark Richardson, Olympic medallist competing in the 400m relay.