Black History

Black History month is an annual remembrance in the United Kingdom, United States and Canada of important people and events in the history of the African Diasporas. It is celebrated in the US and Canada in the month of February, and in the United Kingdom in the month of October.

According the BHM UK website…

“In an ideal world, the month would not be necessary, because educational establishments and the national curriculum would fully recognise and appreciate the contribution of black people throughout history. Sadly that is not the case.

The Black community uses this history month as an opportunity to share with the world its vast contributions: a time to demonstrate pride in its creativity, respect for its intellectual prowess and a celebration of its cultural identity which is far too often misrepresented, when it is not being ignored, in the mainstream.”

For more information about black History month, go to www.blackhistorymonth.co.uk and www.history.com/topics/black-history-month

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