Written by Chuks NZEH

US embassy celebrates Black American History month

The United States embassy in Nigeria has commemorated the Black American history week in Abuja, with a call on young Nigerians to be inspired by the resilience of blacks who helped the US to develop her potential for development.

Speaking at the event which held in Abuja with the theme, “Hallowed Grounds Sites of American Memories,” in collaboration with Baze University, Abuja, the cultural attaché, Robert Kerr, urged black people to study black history to appreciate the contributions of blacks to America’s development and greatness.

Kerr said the event was to remember the contributions of Black Americans to the development of the USA, despite the fact that at some point in its history slavery thrived.

Speaking at the event, a former minister of Nigeria, Dr. Idi Hong, thanked the American embassy for bringing the programme to Nigeria, noting that the event had the potential of raising up black people to take their place in the comity of nations.

In his presentation the guest speaker, Amb. Imam Douglas Owen, charged black youths to be big thinkers like President Barack Obama in order for them to realize their dreams. 

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