Black History is a part of everyone’s history
The projects explore untold and untaught stories of the Black community’s positive impact on Slough and Britain more widely.
Current projects are Black Women Mural Project, BLAPOW!, “I Can Be Who I Can See” and The Black Mark.
Sheroes: Black Women Mural Project
Four inspirational murals.
Building on last year’s project when four inspirational black men were chosen and celebrated on Slough High Street with four vinyl murals, in 2021 four inspirational black women have been selected by last year’s men.
Local artist Calvin Ruan has created another stunning set of murals exhibited at various sites across Slough. The project is accompanied by blog posts by Christina Brooks-Abraham and a series of video interviews with Rochdale Alexis.
Read the blogs and see the videos about each of the women featured in the murals:
- 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
- The Unknown Black Woman of Faith who provides crucial support to many people in the community.
Celebrating the Blacknificent Power of Women.
This is a project led by Dawn Williams. Dawn will be presenting a series of podcasts highlighting Slough’s Black women who are out there making their mark with various businesses, enterprisers and entertainment that local people might not be aware of.
BLAPOW! will produce biweekly podcasts and blog posts celebrating these fantastic achievements.
“I can be who I can see”
A project which raises awareness of different careers to young black people.
The aim for the project is to showcase the many careers and different job roles black people have in Slough as a way to inspire young people to consider careers they might not have thought of.
ADL Connexions will be leading a takeover of the Home Slough Instagram account with a series of photographs highlighting local heroes in the world of work.
The Instagram take-over is scheduled to begin on Monday 25th October so make sure you are following us on Instagram.
The Black Mark
This project idea is being developed by Gary Bradshaw.
The Black mark project encourages young males of all ethnicities to gain a better understanding of each other’s differences in order to break down barriers and raise awareness of various diverse cultures.
Starting on Saturday 23rd October 2021, Gary will be interviewing young people and gathering thoughts, reflections and opinions of what they think or know of the contribution Black males have made in the past and present to Slough. The venue for the interviews will be confirmed soon.
With this material collected Gary will then work with a drama group to use these ideas to create a documentary to transform the narrative of what is a Black man, what is Black culture and how history is captured and shaped.
The documentary is set to be released in early 2022.