Emancipation flag raising

Media Release

August 31, 2021

Pan-African flag flown at Civic Centre

The Pan-African flag, recognizing the ordeal of the transatlantic slave trade, was raised by Mayor Darrin Canniff this morning at the Civic Centre in observance of Emancipation Month.

The tri-coloured flag is made of red, black and green colours. The red represents the blood shed by the African people, the black represents the African people themselves and the green stands for the abundant wealth of Mother Africa.

Councillor Marjorie Crew organized the event that was attended by representatives of Black Mecca and the Buxton Museum and the CK Black Historical Society

Helping Mayor Canniff raise the flag are Leyla Bardyla (left) and Dorothy Wallace.

The other photo includes Shannon Prince of the Buxton Museum.


For more information contact:

Samantha Meredith
Executive Director/Curator
Black Mecca

Media Contact:
Jim Blake
Communications Officer
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
519-360-1998 x 3624

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