Six African-Americans Honored To Commemorate The Pan-African Victories of Adwa and Miazia 27 In D.C.

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TOP PHOTO : Ethiopian Wreath Laying Ceremonies In front of the African American Civil War Memorial ( AACWM ) Clockwise :  Doctor Hailu Fulas, Former President of ECI and Dr. Frank Smith Founder of AACWM In 2016 ; Mr. Rick Lee, Former President of Lincoln Theatre and Ms.  Selamawit Wolde Amanuel, a sibling of several Ethiopian POWs in 2015 ; Mr. Hari Jones, Former Curator of AACWM In 2016 and Ms. Gail Hansberry, Daughter of the Founder of Ethiopian Research Council and Dr. Mikael Wossen, Chairman of the Ethiopian Genocide Committee In 2013. With them is Baba Mevin Deal, the founding director of AHDD Who placed wreath 2012. The Aide De Camps are Sergeants Ashenafi Kebede of Ethiopia and Milton Marquett ( enactor of USCT)-photo-Matt Andrea

ABOVE PHOTO : The 12th wreath laying ceremony organized by Little Ethiopia DC was held infront of the African American Civil War in march 2018 with the help of four Aides de Camp from Ethiopia and the United States.There were three United States Colored Troops ( enactors ) at the Commemoration of ADWA and a former member of the elite unit of Emperor Haile Selassie body guard Sergeant Ashenafi. USCT Sergeant Marquett Milton was the lead for the unit-photo-Matt Andrea

Washington DC ( Little Ethiopia )-On May 5, 2018, Little Ethiopia celebrates the 77th Anniversary of the Pan-African Victory of Miazia 27against fascist Italy. The wreath laying ceremony commemorates the victory after a five year struggle with the Italian troops that used chemical war fare against the people. On May 5th 1936 Italian colonial troops occupied Addis Ababa, the capital city and Five years later to the day, on my 5, 1941, Emperor Haile Selassie entered Ethiopia ending the Italo-Abyssinian War of 1835-41. Abyssinia is the ancient name of Ethiopia.


If You Go :

On Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 3:00 to 5:00

1925 Vermont Avenue N.W., Washington D.C. 20011

( Right infront of the U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Metro Station )

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