Eric and Jessica Huntley Blue Plaque Memorial

by Michelle Asantewa in London, England, United Kingdom

Eric and Jessica Huntley Blue Plaque Memorial
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On 15th May 2018 we successfully raised £3,555 with 77 supporters in 56 days

A Nubian Jak Blue Plaque for Jessica and Eric Huntley with a reception and new publication of Groundings with My Brothers and Sisters.

by Michelle Asantewa in London, England, United Kingdom

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Maurice Jordan 8th May 2018

This sum represents the balance from the Coldershaw Road Resident Association funds. We would like to be involved in the ceremony to recognise two of our neighbours who have enriched the community.

Donor 2nd May 2018

I have attended the Huntley Conference in the past. I found it to be a great event and want these two people to be recognised for their work

Bernadette Murray 1st May 2018

It has been a lucky privilege for me to meet Jessica and Eric. I am very happy to donate to this campaign for a Blue Plaque to help keep their name and dedicated activism as a beacon for the future.

Rowena Skeete 1st May 2018

I knew both Mr & Mrs Huntley personally and frequented their book shop in West Ealing. They were a guiding influence in my life and many in our community. A focus for change and self awareness. RIP Jessica

Pamella Campbell 1st May 2018

Eric and Jessica Huntley were a great inspiration and opened so many educational /political and social roads for black people in the UK and beyond. As agents of change, their memory in the form of a blue plaque should definitely live on. They deserve to be up there, as true pioneers.

Anthony woodburne 22nd April 2018

I give thanks for the Huntley energies to rise and and stand strong for their people they have done great works that inspire me & make me proud to be an African they show us the way to stand together helping each other for the better I pray Eric will continue to rise up and carry on with in inspiring life give thanks for all they have done God bless

Herbert M 22nd April 2018

Inspirational leaders that made an invaluable contribution to the African Caribbean community. I look forward to the unveiling. Mx

Carol Cato 15th April 2018

It is a great honor for Eric & Jessica Huntley to have a Blue Plaque for their contribution over the past 50 years participating in many significant grassroots campaigns which transformed many lives.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

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Reception with light refreshments

After the unveiling of the Plaque, we will continue celebrating the lives of Jessica and Eric Huntley with a reception. You will be invited to this occasion for light refreshments.

£50 or more

2 of 15 claimed

One of BLP's classic books

You will receive one of the Classic Titles published by Bogle L'Ouverture from writers like Andrew Salkey, Beryl Gilroy, Linton Kwesie Johnson, Valerie Bloom. Some of these are out of print.

£100 or more

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Groundings with My Brothers and Sisters

To mark the 50th anniversary of Walter Rodney's classic book Groundings with My Brothers, Bogle L'Ouverture are republishing the book with a new title Groundings with My Brothers and Sisters. You will receive a copy for your generous pledge.

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