History was made when my "OUR ROOTS Black History Sketchbook" was launched at the spacious Canada Water Library meeting room in Surrey Quays, SouthEast London.
Hosted by the exceptional Councillor Michael Situ, the book launch was also graced with the presence of many others, including Mayor of Southwark Dora Dixon-Fyle, who spoke of need to have an educational book like "OUR ROOTS" in communities for the young, old and enthused to be educated about Black History and be well informed. She gave it a high commendation.
As his role as a Cabinet Member for Communities and Safety for Southwark Council, the hard working Councillor Situ showed felt elated at "OUR ROOTS" being launched in Southwark. Roland Rampat wrote the foreword for the book.
"OUR ROOTS" began as a school project at The Joe Kubert School in Dover, New Jersey. My tutors then, Ben Ruiz and Hy Eisman, helped me develop my concept. The 120-paged info-tainment book is a compilation of illustrations of Black achievers, as well as highlights of places and things of interest that relate to Black History.
"Education is the most powerful weapon in which you can use to change the world" said Nelson Mandela, and "OUR ROOTS" continues to educate.
A columnist at the New York Amsterdam News weekly newspaper mentioned "OUR ROOTS" as poignant and insightful.