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Heacham church to celebrate Pocahontas on Native American Day

She is probably the most famous of Native American women.

Pocahontas has starred in rhyme and the silver screen, immortalised by Disney, no less.

But still many people do not know her remarkable Norfolk connection.

Now Norfolk Black History Month is to celebrate Pocahontas as a great hero of equality and diversity.

There will be a service commemorating her life at St Mary the Virgine Church in Heacham next Monday at 2.30pm.

Norfolk Black History Month chairman Danny Keen will lead the event.

He said: “We will be celebrating amity and accord between different races and beliefs at Heacham Church, where there is a memorial to Pocahontas. John Rolfe from Heacham married Pocahontas, the Native American princess in 1614.

“There will be performances from Anna Mudeka, with the African Choir of Norfolk, and Cuban drumming from Jose Ferrera and local artist Florence Chica North will present a small selection of her Native American costumes and artefacts. All are welcome to attend.”

A celebration of Pocahontas for Native American Day at Heacham. (51898927)
A celebration of Pocahontas for Native American Day at Heacham. (51898927)

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