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Sam Sharpe projectSam Sharpe Lecture 2020: 'Man against the System’ 

As part of Black History Month, CTE Member Church the Baptist Union is hosting its annual Sam Sharpe lecture, delivered by Bishop Wilton Powell of the Church of God of Prophecy.
 
Sam Sharpe Lecture 2020: 'Man against the System’

An online webinar on Monday 12 October, 7pm.
 
This year's Sam Sharpe lecture will be delivered by Bishop Wilton Powell, OBE - former National Presiding Bishop of the Church of God of Prophecy.
 
He will grapple with one of black history's perennial questions; how did Sam Sharpe upset the status quo and usher in a semblance of hope for the global black family?
 
The Moderator will be Dr Dulcie McKenzie, with other contributions from Sam Sharpe partners Rosemarie Davidson-Gotobed and the Revd Karl Johnson (Jamaica Baptist Union).
 
Click here for more information and to join the webinar.

 
The lecture is free to attend and there is no requirement to book in advance.

More about the Same Sharpe Project

The Baptist Union of Great Britain partners with the Jamaica Baptist Union on an initiative with justice at its heart: The Sam Sharpe Project
 
Sam Sharpe was hanged in Montego Bay, Jamaica on 23 May 1832, after initiating and leading a revolt for justice. Just before his execution he said: ‘I would rather die upon yonder gallows, than live in slavery.’ The revolt and Sharpe’s actions played a huge role in British parliamentary deliberations, and ultimately the Slavery Abolition Act in 1833. It is this legacy that the Sam Sharpe Project seeks to build upon by promoting his story and exploring his relevance in today’s context. The Sam Sharpe annual lectures, an idea conceived by Rosemarie Davidson-Gotobed, a Partner of the Sam Sharpe Project, remains its key educational resource. 
 
The lectures have become an important fixture in the calendar of community events marking Black History Month. The best of them have sought to create a community event where scholars, social activists and religious leaders share their vision for a just society.

Watch this short video to find out more about why the Sam Sharpe Project is important:

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