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African Cultural & Development Association celebrates 20th Anniversary

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This year the African Cultural  & Development  Association (ACDA) is celebrating its 20th anniversary as an organization in Guyana and the 19th Emancipation Day Festival at the National Park.

According to Executive Member Eric Phillips as a tradition, the Association will be honoring an African country.

This year’s country is Mali.

Phillips said one of the sub themes of this year’s observances is Literacy.

Phillips said also that ACDA will be honoring Farm village on  the East Bank  of Essequibo  which was bought by 23 freed men and woman.  He revealed that there is an elderly woman who speaks Congolese, indicating that the village was bought by Africans who had roots in Congo.

He also highlighted several other events that will b associated with emancipation 2013.

The theme for this year’s emancipation observances is “Honoring Our Heroes of 1823” in recognition of the strong spirit of ancestors.

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