The West Indian Social Club of Hartford, Inc.
3340 Main Street
Hartford, CT 0612
NICONE GORDON, PRESIDENT LEROY SMITH, 1ST VICE PRESIDENT
CLIVE GARRISON, 2ND VICE PRESIDENT
BEVERLY M. D. REDD, SECRETARY
NATASHA G. SAMUELS, 1st ASSISTANT SECRETARY
ERNA CHAMBERS, 2ND ASSISTANT SECRETARY JOANNA GIBSON, CORRESPONDENCE SECRETARY
JUDITH WILLIAMS, ASSISTANT TREASU
RER PHYLLIS AIREY, FINANCIAL SECRETARY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Indian Social Club to Premier “Queen Nanny” Documentary
This is an educational film about the Maroons of Jamaica and their leader, Nanny, who remains the only recognized National Heroine in Jamaica. She was a queen captured in her homeland, forcefully transported across the Atlantic Ocean in the belly of a slave ship. In the New World she would eventually rise up to become the leader of a new nation. Sadly, not many people outside of Jamaica know of the Legendary “Nanny,” warrior
chieftainess of the Jamaican Maroons, who led a band of former enslaved Africans in the rugged mountains of Jamaica to a decisive victory over the mighty British army during the early to mid-18th century and are still in existence to this day.
Maroons have maintained a continuous presence in Jamaica for
more than three hundred years; living on the same treaty lands
gained as a result of their epic 80-year plus battle with the
vaunted British military. Their proud African-based language,
culture and governance are still very much alive today.
In addition to this screening, the program will include literary and musical performances from locally based groups such as the Caribbean American Dance Company, The MLK Freedom Drummers, Janice “Miss Mattie Lou” Hart, among others. The program will also feature readings from authors Karl A. Mitchell “Afrika’s Struggle: His Experiential Journey”, and Vangella Buchanan “The Master’s Daughter”. The program will come to a close with a panel discussion which will delve into the film and matters of cultural relevance.
The event is open to the public with a contribution of $5.00 which will be allocated to the Memorial Scholarship Fund. Refreshments will be served. For more information please contact (860)317- 2745.
3340 Main Street,
Hartford, CT 06102