Black Poppy Rose CIC
The BlackPoppyRose was launched in September 2010 by Selena Carty.
Created to be a symbol that represents the contributions made by the African/Black/Caribbean/Pacific Islands communities to various wars since the 16th century.
A symbol that signifies pride, honour and glory, with the hope that future generations will be inspired by these largely untold historical legacies.
We provide the following to Children & Adults in all settings:
Cultural & Diversity Consultancy Work
Talks / Presentations / Workshops
Courses / Training
Family (Tree) Legacy explorations
Growing up in the UK, most people are aware of the Red Poppy, which signifies British remembrance, as celebrated by The Royal British Legion.
BlackPoppyRose fully supports the legacy of the red poppy, however, felt that as a member of the African/Black/West Indian/Pacific Island communities it was important to highlight our contribution to world history.
African/Black/West Indian/Pacific Island communities have consistently contributed to civilisation, even in the face of adversity and in spite of mankind’s most abhorrent treatment and atrocities against us. Throughout history, many of our generations have been displaced; our memories, our pain and our loss are universal. Whilst we do not wish to focus on negative aspects of history, we feel that it is important that our ancestors are recognised for their dues, of which many lost their lives in the process.
The BlackPoppyRose is a symbol for us to remember not only the soldiers, but also the peoples, of Africans/Black/West Indian/Pacific Island communities who contributed in any way for the War effort.