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Mimi Jones obituary Boston Globe Jly 27, 2020 — see separate post re and NYTimes article Dec 23 2020

Boston Globe Obituary  (photos show separately) Overlooked for her role in a galvanizing civil rights protest, Mimi Jones dies at 73 By Bryan Marquard Globe Staff,Updated July 27, 2020, 7:21 p.m. After Black protesters integrated a whites-only pool, the motel owner poured acid near Mrs. Jones.Courtesy of Clennon L. King. A news photo of the […]


Important new book and programs on PanAfricanism

Adebajo’s published comments on his new book: ADEKEYE ADEBAJO: Prophets, poets and African pantheon  BUSINESS DAY BL PREMIUM  29 NOVEMBER 2020 – Pan-Africanism can be defined as the efforts to promote the political, socioeconomic and cultural unity of Africa and its diaspora. I recently edited a 38-chapter volume on The pan-African Pantheon: Prophets, Poets and Philosophers (Jacana, 2020). With […]


Middle-Passage Marker at Boston Harbor

Included here below is a link to a video that describes  the nature of the project that produced the Boston  Harbor  marker in memory of the victims of “The Middle Passage” in the slave trade to America.  Ms. Ann Chinn was the Executive Director of this  “Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project.”    Ms Lamerchie […]


SHARED INTEREST 2020 GALA PROGRAM link

BPAF strongly encourages all visitors to our own website to WATCH THIS IMPORTANT, INFORMATIVE,  AND VERY EMOTIONALLY MOVING PROGRAM  <> Shared Interest  2020 GALA: above is photo of Shared Interest founder and leader Donna Katzin and program poster “Making HerStory: Celebrating the Power of Women in Southern Africa” a program  that live streamed on YOUTUBE […]

Donna Katzin and Program poster

2019 Roxbury “Juneteenth” Commemoration re Reparations issues videos

Cover of program  Program details part 1 Program details part 2 Video footage links to UTube postings  (ignore the UTUBE video ads, they are not posted by  BPAF) Barry Gaither introduction of Senator Bill Owens https://youtu.be/yUF0pKBD50M Sen. Bill Owens speech continues https://youtu.be/kTA8_N-Pcp0  main portion of  Sen. Owens speech