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This Month in Black History: January


January 1863

President Abraham Lincoln

President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation declaring “that all persons held as slaves,” within the rebellious states, “are henceforward shall be free.”

January 1955

Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson became the first African American vocal soloist at the Metropolitan Opera.

January 1966

Robert C Weaver

Robert C Weaver became the first African American to be appointed to a President’s cabinet. He served as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for President Lyndon Johnson.

January 1986

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The US recognised the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15th), as a federal holiday.

January 2009

Barack Obama

Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States.

The Black Heroes of Mathematics

In this talk, Dr Nira Chamberlain (President of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications) looks at the Black Heroes of Mathematics.

At The Phoenix Agenda Supplementary School (PASS), we believe that all children and young people deserve the chance to shine. We offer Maths, English and Science tutoring, Mentoring, Needs-based support for both parent and child, Consultations and more. All global majority children are welcome. At PASS we seek to enrich the lives of our students and their families by supporting their progress towards academic, vocational and personal success.

Student Success

The heart of Phoenix belongs to our students and we love to acknowledge and showcase their accomplishments to date, please

visit our Student Success page, you are going to want to see this.

Upcoming Events

Stem Activity Day



Join PASS for this exciting day for young people focused on the STEM subjects.

Packed with activities, experiments and presentations, this will be a hands-on, practical session. Aimed at ages 8-16 years old.

African Caribbean Centre, Maidstone Road, Leicester, LE2 0UA

Register here

Angel Dance Fitness with Angela Parkes

Come and join a fun, lively dance class which will make you sweat and release those happy hormones!


Learn dance styles such as Afrobeats, Soca, House, Salsa.


Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm at the African Caribbean Centre

Contact Angela on 07903607862 or email

A Young Scientist looking through a microscope
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