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This Month in Black History: April


April 1947

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson signs a contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team. He played his first game with them on April 15th.

April 1963

Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther Jr was arrested for leading protests in Birmingham, Alabama. On April 16th, while still in jail, he wrote his applauded “Letter From a Birmingham Jail.” On April 3, 1968, Dr. King gave his final speech “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.” The next day, April 4th, he was assassinated.

April 1974

James Alan McPherson received the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for Elbow Room, a book of short stories that explore the borderline between black and white America. 

James Alan McPherson

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


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

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