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They Also Served
A service and exhibition to solemnly remember and reflect upon the contributions of African and Caribbean servicemen to WW1.
Sunday 2 July, 5:00 – 7:00pm
The New Testament Church of God, Lozells Road, Birmingham B19 1NP
Register for your free place at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/they-also-served-registration-32950702438
With prayers, music, dance and poetry from Aberdeen Street Gospel Choir, operatic soprano Abigail Kelly, Brothers United in Christ, King Solomon Business School Choir, Roy McFarlane and Sandra Golding.
For many years, the contributions of African and Caribbean servicemen to the First World War has been largely forgotten and underexplored. The war’s centenary (2014-2018) presents an opportunity to revisit this history, and to re-examine and rediscover African and Caribbean involvement. It is now recognised that the assistance and service of over 2 million Africans and 16,000 Caribbean’s, not to mention the countless Black Britons that joined British regiments, made a considerable impact in terms of manpower and resources. It means that the Great War was a multi-racial and multinational war.