A call has been made for a museum to be built to recognise and celebrate African achievements.
The call was made by former Chairman of the Emancipation Support Committee Khafra Kambon, during Saturday’s subdued Emancipation Day celebrations in Port of Spain.
He said for far too long Africans have been disrespected, neglected and stigmatized, while people like Christopher Columbus, whom he deemed a criminal, have been honoured with monuments.
He said the time has come to celebrate and recognize Africans, who contributed greatly to our society.
Kambon said “We have already put in a proposal for the museum and are aiming to get the location of the former Cooperative Bank, a very historic site.”
He also issued a call for African History to be taught as a subject in the nations schools.
Kambon said “We cannot have our children going to school and not learning anything to give a positive sense of self.”