For Black History Month this year, the Boys & Girls Club of East Scarborough put together this video with the theme of “Then & Now.” It’s a celebration of black thinkers, entertainers, artists, scientists, scholars from the past and present. Each figure is followed by a quotation which gives a sense of their drive and determination, the struggles they’ve faced and overcome, the advice they have to offer, and their positivity in the face of adverse social circumstances. And of course we made sure to get some Scarborough and Toronto personalities in there: Wayne Simmonds, Maestro Fresh-Wes, Peter Sloly.
Let us know in the comments some of your inspirational BHM quotations – maybe we’ll feature them next February…
Here are the slides, with a few extra we didn’t end up having time to include: