Charlton House - Remembering Black People Living in Royal Borough of Greenwich 1600-1800's
Many in our community have been forgotten despite their sacrifices and contribution to making it possible for us to experience and benefit from greater freedoms. It is to this day very challenging for members of our community living in the Outer London areas.
We attended a commemoration event to celebrate the lives of black Africans that lived in the Royal Borough of Greenwich between 1600 – 1800’s.
This initiative was been brought to our attention by an ACR member to help this small organisation, GACO, to demonstrate that they are not alone. GACO has struggled for many years to simply get a commemorative tree planted in the gardens of Charlton House – it was important that we demonstrate that the African and Caribbean community values the work that they are doing.