Fri | Nov 16, 2018

'Black Heroes in the Hall of Fame' revived

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Flip Frazer, producer and director of Black Heroes in The Hall of Fame.

LONDON:

Jamaica's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Seth George Ramocan has called for support of the Black Heroes Foundation as it continues the work of its founder - activist Peter 'Flip' Fraser, creator of the most successful and longest-running black musical theatrical production - Black Heroes in the Hall of Fame.

Launched two years ago, the foundation seeks to promote cultural awareness, and to recognise community leaders through the revival of the production. It is scheduled for October 2019, to mark the 5th anniversary of the passing of Fraser.

Speaking at the first in a series of fundraising events, the high commissioner said, "We have an important obligation to support the legacy, and to ensure the revival of this theatrical production to continue to tell the history of more than 5,000 years of contribution of black people." He commended the founder and chair of the foundation - Joyce Fraser, wife of the late Flip Fraser - for continuing his legacy.

Ramocan also noted that the objectives of the foundation were also in keeping with the work being done by the Jamaica High Commission, which is currently working on a publication to educate and promote the legacy of 500 persons from the Jamaica UK community who have made significant contributions to the development of Britain.

The High Commissioner said he is pleased at the idea of restoring the production, to further educate and to remind us of the great history of the African people. "Before civilisation in Europe and Asia, there was civilisation in Africa and it is an important study that must be kept alive through a production such as the Black Heroes in the Hall of Fame", he added.